Cadell Marl Lens (Miocene to of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (34.0° S, 139.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.3° S, 136.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Morgan Limestone Formation, Early/Lower Miocene to Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Balcombian stage: 15.5-15 Ma. Carter's Unit 10.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, gray, blue, sandy marl

• Highly fossiliferous blue grey sandy marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The paleontological collection of the Department of Geology, University of

•Adelaide, the Geological Survey of South Australia, and several small private collections, were studied.

Primary reference: N. S. Pledge. 1967. Fossil Elasmobranch teeth of South Australia and their stratigraphic distribution. Transaction of the Royal Society of South Australia 91:135-160 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159887: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 11.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 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 desrii mako shark
Isurus retroflexus Agassiz 1843 mako shark
"Carcharias cuspidatus" = Lamna cuspidata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Lamna apiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Lamna crassidens Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
Carcharhinus aculeatus requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark