Blanchetown (Miocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (34.5° S, 139.6° E: paleocoordinates 45.2° S, 136.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Upper Member (Mannum Formation), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• minimum age of the upper Mannum Formation is Longfordian, based on the presence of Operculina victoriensis at the base of this unit. The Upper Member of the Mannum Formation is overall no younger than Early Miocene.

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• fine-grained 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 51407: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Odontoceti - Squalodontidae
? Squalodontidae indet. Brandt 1873 toothed whale