Shelford (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.0° S, 144.0° E: paleocoordinates 46.8° S, 142.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Dennant said Eocene, according to Cairns 2001 a Balcombian (Middle Miocene) age is more likely

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Dennant. 1899. Descriptions of new species of corals from the Australian Tertiaries, Part 2. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 23:281-287 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122349: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.12.2011, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Oxyrhina hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis1
"Oxyrhina hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis1 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia patula n. sp.3 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia truncata3 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Notophyllia gracilis n. sp. Dennant 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Platytrochus curvatus2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
Platytrochus hastatus2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
Deltocyathus verconis n. sp.3 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Ceratotrochus exilis2 Dennant 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
Trematotrochus lateroplenus n. sp., "Conocyathus scrobiculatus" = Conocyathus zelandiae2
Trematotrochus lateroplenus n. sp. Dennant 1899 stony coral
"Conocyathus scrobiculatus" = Conocyathus zelandiae2 Duncan 1876 stony coral