Dutton Way (Pliocene of Australia)

Also known as Portland

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.4° S, 141.6° E: paleocoordinates 41.1° S, 141.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: N18-N19 foram zone, Whaler's Bluff Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Age after Boessenecker et al., 2019.

•early Pliocene

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. M. G. Fitzgerald. 2004. The fossil record of cetaceans (Mammalia) on the Australian continent. The Fossil Collector 72:5-32 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51328: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.06.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis1
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis1 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp.2 Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon1
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon1 Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp.1 Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Carcharodon carcharias1 Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Chimaeriformes - Callorhynchidae
Ischyodus dolloi2 plownose chimaera
Mammalia
 Glires -
 Carnivora - Phocidae
? Phocidae indet.1 Gray 1821 seal
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet.2 Gray 1864 rorqual
Balaenoptera sp.1 Lacépède 1804 rorqual
Megaptera sp.1 Gray 1846 humpback whale
 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
Balaenidae indet. Gray 1821 right whale
 Odontoceti - Kogiidae
Kogiidae indet.2 Miller 1923 pygmy sperm whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Physeteridae indet. Gray 1821 sperm whale
cf. Physeter sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 sperm whale
 Delphinoidea -
Delphinoidea indet.2 Flower 1865 toothed whale
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet.1 Gray 1821 dolphin
sp. A
Delphinus sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 common dolphin
or Stenella sp.
cf. Tursiops sp.2 Gervais 1855 dolphin
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet. Gray 1850 beaked whale
 Theriiformes - Palorchestidae
Palorchestidae indet.1 Tate 1948 marsupial
 Theriiformes - Ektopodontidae
Ektopodontidae indet.1 Stirton et al. 1967 marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Vombatidae
Vombatidae indet.1 Burnett 1829 wombat
 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
Macropodidae indet.2 Gray 1821 kangaroo
sp. C
Protemnodon sp.2 Owen 1874 kangaroo
Macropus sp.2 Shaw 1790 kangaroo
Palorchestes sp.2 Owen 1874 kangaroo
 Diprotodontia -
Sthenurus sp.2 Owen 1874 short-faced kangaroo
 Diprotodontia - Diprotodontidae
Diprotodontidae indet.2 Gill 1872 diprotodont marsupial
sp. A, C
Zygomaturinae indet.2 Stirton et al. 1967 diprotodont marsupial
sp. T
 Marsupialia -
Dasyuromorphia indet.2 Gill 1872 marsupial