Jemmys Point (Pliocene of Australia)

Also known as Lakes Entrance

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.9° S, 148.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° S, 147.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Jemmys Point Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• late Kalinmnan, planktonic foram zones N18-N19

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy claystone

• sandy clay with shell beds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. F. Glaessner. 1947. A fossil beaked whale from Lakes Entrance, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 58:25-34 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46068: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.12.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus cepedianus1 sevengill shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon carcharias1 Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
Mammalia
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Megaptera sp.2 Gray 1846 humpback whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Mesoplodon longirostris Cuvier 1824 beaked whale