Whitten Bluff, Tortachilla Limestone (Eocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (35.1° S, 138.5° E: paleocoordinates 55.2° S, 133.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortachilla Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• Upper Eocene, upper Tortachilla Limestone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: this article is so poorly written that it's not really possible to tell which taxa belong to which collections, so I'm listing all accessory taxa (secondary to this author's purpose of describing crabs)with this collection

Primary reference: M. F. Glaessner. 1980. New Cretaceous and Tertiary crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura) from Australia and New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 104(6):171-192 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37719: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• taxonomic list also includes "a few claws of an oxyrhynchous crab"
unclassified
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Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Callianassidae indet. Dana 1852 decapod
 Decapoda - Sphaerodromiidae
? Dromilites sp. Milne-Edwards 1837 crab
 Decapoda - Panopeidae
Panopeus whittenensis n. sp. crab
holotype and paratype
Cirripedia
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unclassified
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Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
Bryozoa
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Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
unclassified
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Brachiopoda
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Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805