Balladonia, Eucla Basin (Miocene to of Australia)

Where: Western Australia, Australia (32.3° S, 123.6° E: paleocoordinates 42.6° S, 118.4° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nullarbor Limestone Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. C. Lowry. 1970. Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla basin. Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin 122:1-201 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34467: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris (Tucetona) trigonalis" = Tucetona
"Glycymeris (Tucetona) trigonalis" = Tucetona clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten murrayanus" = Annachlamys murrayana
"Pecten murrayanus" = Annachlamys murrayana Tate 1886 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
? Gafrarium sp. Ršding 1798 venus clam
?Gafrium sp.
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Macoma sp. Leach 1819 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Fulvia sp. Gray 1853 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Anodontia sphericula Basedow 1902 clam
Miltha sp. Adams and Adams 1857 clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia sp. Swainson 1840 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fasciolaria (Pleia) decipiens" = Pleia decipiens, Fasciolaria sp.
"Fasciolaria (Pleia) decipiens" = Pleia decipiens Tate 1888 snail
Fasciolaria sp. Lamarck 1799 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
""Murex" irregularis" = Xenotrophon basedowi
""Murex" irregularis" = Xenotrophon basedowi Cossmann 1903 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus ptychodermis Tate 1890 cone shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Friginatica wintlei, "Sigaretotrema arata" = Eunaticina
Friginatica wintlei Tenison Woods 1876 moon snail
"Sigaretotrema arata" = Eunaticina moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea murraviana" = Notoluponia murraviana, "Cypraea cf. archeri" = Lyncina (Austrocypraea) archeri, Cypraea sp.
"Cypraea murraviana" = Notoluponia murraviana Tate 1890 cowry
"Cypraea cf. archeri" = Lyncina (Austrocypraea) archeri Tenison-Woods 1876 cowry
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora tatei Harris 1897 carrier shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Diastomatidae
? Diastoma sp. Deshayes 1850 snail