North Arm (Pliocene of Australia)

Also known as Golden Point property

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.9° S, 149.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° S, 148.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Jemmys Point Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Kalimnan, planktonic foram zones N18-N19

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; sandstone

• fluvial deposits, estuarine, high sediment deposit rates
• calcareous shelly sand with phosphorite concretions

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 51402: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Megaptera sp. Gray 1846 humpback whale