Fishers Point - Fishing Point Marl (Miocene of Australia)

Also known as Assemblage 9; FL 35; Fischers Point; PL 3035

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.8° S, 143.5° E: paleocoordinates 50.2° S, 141.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Fishing Point Marl Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Fishing Point Marl, which is regionally conformable to the upper part of the Puebla Fm. Stratigraphy is discussed by Carter (1958). AGE: The age of the assemblage is Early Miocene and is Longfordian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From lower part of the formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown marl and brown, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Environment not reported in text, siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Brown marl with local lenses of brown calcarenite. LITHIFICATION: Unknown lithification.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Probably multiple collectors from same locality, including the author, and combination with existing museum collections. REPOSITORY: Museum of Victoria.

Primary reference: T. A. Darragh. 1985. Molluscan biogeography and biostratigraphy of the Tertiary of southeastern Australia. Alcheringa 9:83-116 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71240: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 22.04.2007, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda, bivalvia and scaphopoda. NOMENCLATURE: Utilized modern nomenclature, with species-level assignments.
 Arcida - Limopsidae
Limopsis morningtonensis Pritchard 1901 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Proxichione hormophora Tate 1885 venus clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Saccella chapmani pointed nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Notopeplum maccoyi Tenison Woods 1877 volute
SUBSPECIES: N. maccoyi translucidum
"Ternivoluta subcrenulifera" = Athleta (Ternivoluta) volute
Athleta (Ternivoluta) antiscalaris McCoy 1866 volute
SUBSPECIES: A. (T.) antiscalaris antiscalaris
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis evaricosus" = Siphonochelus evaricosus, "Subpterynotus wallacei" = Murexiella (Subpterynotus)
"Typhis evaricosus" = Siphonochelus evaricosus Tate 1888 murex snail
"Subpterynotus wallacei" = Murexiella (Subpterynotus) murex snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Umbilia (Umbilia) eximia Sowerby 1845 cowry
Umbilia (Umbilia) angustior Pritchard 1896 cowry
Umbilia platyrhyncha also was listed: but Darragh (2002) says that it is known only from one (different) locality.
Zoila mulderi Tate 1892 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Sassia abbotti triton shell