Leigh River (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.0° S, 144.0° E: paleocoordinates 49.4° S, 142.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Gellibrand Marl Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• middle section of the Gellibrand Marl

Environment/lithology: marine; argillaceous, silty, sandy, calcareous marl

• marl, calcareous silt, clay and sand with minor calcarenite layers

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

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 51384: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea -