Moorabool River (Oligocene to of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.9° S, 144.2° E: paleocoordinates 50.4° S, 142.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Maude Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene to Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• lower Maude Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• cool, poorly circulated
• shelly bryozoal calcarenite

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 51395: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp., "Isurus desorii" = Isurus oxyrinchus
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
"Isurus desorii" = Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus cainozoicus Pledge 1985 bullhead shark
 Mysticeti - Mammalodontidae
cf. Mammalodontidae indet. Mitchell 1989 whale