Castle Cove (Oligocene of Australia)

Also known as AWE, Aire Coast

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.8° S, 143.4° E: paleocoordinates 53.4° S, 141.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Calder River Limestone Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; pebbly, phosphatic, sandy mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• sandy bryozoal calcarenite with a thin discontinuous basal layer of phosphatic nodules and quartz pebbles

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. McCoy. 1867. On the occurrence of the geunus Squalodon in the Tertiary strata of Victoria. Geological Magazine 4(34):10-10 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45794: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.12.2004

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis contortidens1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Mammalia
 Odontoceti -
Prosqualodon sp.2 Lydekker 1894 toothed whale