Merrimans Creek (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.3° S, 146.9° E: paleocoordinates 49.5° S, 145.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Gippsland Limestone Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• planktonic foram zones N5-N7

Environment/lithology: offshore; gray limestone

• eutrophic, upwelling, warm
• light grey fossiliferous marly limestone and interbedded limestone and marl

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 51399: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
Mammalia
 Mysticeti -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale