Kawarren (Oligocene of Australia)

Also known as Old Alkemade's Quarry

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.5° S, 143.6° E: paleocoordinates 53.1° S, 141.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

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

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, yellow limestone

• inner to mid shelf, wave-dominated
• friable pale yellow limestone interbedded with harder crystalline bands

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. M. G. Fitzgerald. 2004. A review of the Tertiary fossil Cetacea (Mammalia) localities in Australia. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 61(2):183-208 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51383: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon angustidens" = Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens
"Carcharodon angustidens" = Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Isurus desori Sismonda 1849 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharoides sp. Ameghino 1901 sand tiger shark
Carcharoides totuserratus Ameghino 1901 sand tiger shark
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
Mammalia
 Mysticeti -
? Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale
new family