Gellibrand River (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.7° S, 143.2° E: paleocoordinates 48.0° S, 141.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

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

• bed-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 122377: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.12.2011, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Oxyrhina minuta" = Isurus minutus1, "Odontaspis cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata1
"Oxyrhina minuta" = Isurus minutus1 Agassiz 1843 mako shark
"Odontaspis cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata1 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo davisi n. sp.1 Chapman and Pritchard 1904 tiger shark
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Notophyllia semivestita n. gen. n. sp.
Notophyllia semivestita n. gen. n. sp. Dennant 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Ceratotrochus exilis3 Dennant 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Trematotrochus kitsoni" = Foveolocyathus kitsoni2
"Trematotrochus kitsoni" = Foveolocyathus kitsoni2 Dennant 1901 stony coral