Cameron Inlet (Pliocene to of Australia)

Where: Tasmania, Australia (40.0° S, 148.1° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° S, 147.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Cameron Inlet Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene to Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Middle to Upper Pliocene, post-Kalimnan, pre-Maretimo (Sutherland and Kershaw 1971)

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; fine-grained, silty limestone and sandstone

• Shallow water but open sea conditions (Sutherland and Kershaw 1971), very shallow but fully marine, possible early estuarine aspects
• fine silty coquina limestones and sands

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 51414: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus oxyrhynchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus, Carcharodon carcharias
"Isurus oxyrhynchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
cf. Balaenoptera sp. Lacépède 1804 rorqual
cf. Megaptera sp. Gray 1846 humpback whale
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
Physeter sp. Linnaeus 1758 sperm whale
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
? Delphinidae indet. Gray 1821 dolphin
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet. Gray 1850 beaked whale
? Mesoplodon sp. Gervais 1850 beaked whale