Port Willunga cliffs (Oligocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (35.3° S, 138.5° E: paleocoordinates 52.9° S, 133.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ruwarung Member (Port Willunga Formation), Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Rupelian

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; limestone

• high energy, wave-dominated, shallow
• bryozoal limestone containing chert nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: N. S. Pledge. 1994. Cetacean fossils from the Lower Oligocene of South Australia. Records of the South Australia Musuem 27(2):117-123 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45824: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.12.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Cetacea -
 Mysticeti - Aetiocetidae
Willungacetus aldingensis n. gen. n. sp. Pledge 2005 whale
N. Pledge, pers. com.