Lake Namba (Oligocene to of Australia)

Also known as Lake Frome

Where: South Australia, Australia (31.2° S, 140.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° S, 137.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Namba Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene to Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; claystone

• illite and kaolinite clays

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: R. E. Fordyce. 1983. Rhabdosteid dolphins (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Middle Miocene, Lake Frome area, South Australia. Alcheringa 7(1):27-40 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45652: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.11.2004

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Taxonomic list

Gnathostomata
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Panchelidae
Chelidae indet. sideneck turtle
Aves
 Ornithurae -
Anseriformes indet. Wagler 1831 waterfowl
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Columbidae indet. Illiger 1811 dove
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Mammalia
 Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae
Obdurodon insignis Woodburne and Tedford 1975 platypus
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphinidae indet. Abel 1901 toothed whale
 Diprotodontia - Phascolarctidae
Madakoala wellsi Woodburne et al. 1987 koala
Madakoala devisi Woodburne et al. 1987 koala
 Diprotodontia - Pseudocheiridae
Pildra secundus Woodburne et al. 1987 ringtail possum
Pildra antiquus Woodburne et al. 1987 ringtail possum
 Diprotodontia - Diprotodontidae
Raemeotherium yatkolai Rich et al. 1978 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Petauridae
Petauridae indet. Bonaparte 1838 possum
 Dasyuromorphia - Dasyuridae
Dasyuridae indet. Goldfuss 1820 marsupial
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Neoceratodontidae
Neoceratodus "sp. 1" Castelnau 1876 Queensland lungfish
Neoceratodus "sp. 4" Castelnau 1876 Queensland lungfish
Neoceratodus eyrensis White 1925 Queensland lungfish
Neoceratodus djelleh Kemp 1982 Queensland lungfish
Neoceratodus gregoryi White 1925 Queensland lungfish