Wellington (Oligocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (35.3° S, 139.4° E: paleocoordinates 50.2° S, 135.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Ettrick Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic, yellow, calcareous claystone

• glauconitic marl, calcareous clay, and mudstone with silt and sand

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: E. B. Sanger. 1881. On a molar tooth of Zeuglodon from the Tertiary beds on the Murray River near Wellington, S.A. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 5:298-301 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45792: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.12.2004, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
"Pecten poulsoni" = Pecten (Pecten) poulsoni Morton 1834 scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatella alta" = Crassatellites altus
"Crassatella alta" = Crassatellites altus Conrad 1832 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Corbis sp." = Fimbria
"Corbis sp." = Fimbria M├╝hlfeldt 1811 clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Aturiidae
Aturia sp.1 Bronn 1838 nautiloid
Chondrichthyes
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notidanus primigenius Agassiz 1843 cow shark
Hexanchus agassizi2 sixgill shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon angustidens" = Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens
"Carcharodon angustidens" = Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Lamna elegans" = Odontaspis macrota
"Lamna elegans" = Odontaspis macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Mammalia
 Pelagiceti -
"Zeuglodon harwoodii n. sp." = Metasqualodon harwoodi
"Zeuglodon harwoodii n. sp." = Metasqualodon harwoodi Sanger 1881 whale
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
Echinus sp. Linnaeus 1758 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Spatangidae
Spatangus sp. Gray 1825 heart urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster rogersi Morton 1834 sand dollar