Trident Arm of Lake Tyers (Pliocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.8° S, 148.1° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° S, 147.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

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

• phosphatic horizon at the base

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, glauconitic, phosphatic mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• phosphatic and glauconitic calcarenite

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 51403: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
? Balaenidae indet. Gray 1821 right whale