Balcombe Bay, Langhian (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.2° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° S, 143.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Balcombian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: National Museum of Victoria

Primary reference: F. C. Stinton. 1957. Fish otoliths from the Tertiary strata of Victoria, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 70:81-93 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 219137: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.03.2021

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Elopiformes - Megalopidae
Megalops lissa n. sp. Stinton 1957
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Rhynchoconger regularis Stinton 1957 conger eel
Gnathophis ornatus Frost 1928 conger eel
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
Merluccius fimbriatus n. sp. Stinton 1957
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros minutus n. sp. Stinton 1957
 Gadiformes - Moridae
Tripterophycis sp. Boulenger 1902
 Gadiformes - Macrouridae
Coelorhynchus toulai Schubert 1906 grenadiers
Coelorhynchus elevatus Stinton 1956 grenadiers
 Beryciformes -
Trachichthodes salebrosus n. sp. Stinton 1957
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
"Ophidion granosum n. sp." = Hoplobrotula granosum
"Ophidion granosum n. sp." = Hoplobrotula granosum Stinton 1957
 Lophiiformes - Ogcocephalidae
Ogcocephalidarum balcombiensis n. sp. Schwarzhans 1985 anglerfish
 Perciformes - Lactariidae
Lactarius tumulatus n. sp. Stinton 1957 perch-like fish
 Aulopiformes - Paraulopidae
"Chlorophthalmus miocenicus" = Paraulopus miocaenicus
"Chlorophthalmus miocenicus" = Paraulopus miocaenicus Frost 1924
"Percidarum" clivosum n. sp. Stinton 1957 bony fish
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pleuronectes vulsus n. sp. Stinton 1957 scallop