Curlewis (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.2° S, 144.5° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° S, 143.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Fyansford Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• early Middle Miocene

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous marl

• calcareous clay and marl with thin bryozoal calcarenite interbeds

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 51397: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005, edited by Austin Hendy and Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Goneplacidae
Ommatocarcinus corioensis4 Creswell 1886 crab
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Zoila mulderi3 Tate 1892 cowry
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus cainozoicus Pledge 1985 bullhead shark
Cestracion longidens1 Chapman and Cudmore 1924 bullhead shark
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Cetacea -