Abattoirs Bore (Pliocene to of Australia)

Also known as Dry Creek

Where: Victoria, Australia (34.8° S, 138.6° E: paleocoordinates 36.9° S, 138.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Dry Creek Formation, Piacenzian to Piacenzian (3.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• late Pliocene

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal sandstone

• shelly sand

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 51405: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Notocypraea eryma Cotton 1947 cowry
"Umbilia cera" = Umbilia (Umbilia) hesitata Iredale 1916 cowry
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
Mammalia
 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
Balaenidae indet. Gray 1821 right whale