Marion No. 2 Bore (Miocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (35.3° S, 138.5° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° S, 135.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Munno Para Clay Member (Port Willunga Formation), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• Batesfordian-Balcombian (Lower Miocene), Carter's Units 9-10

Environment/lithology: marine

• bryozoal limestone containing chert nodules

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 159910: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 12.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Carcharias cuspidatus" = Lamna cuspidata
"Carcharias cuspidatus" = Lamna cuspidata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes -
Carchariolamna heroni mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Carcharias contortidens" = Odontaspis contortidens
"Carcharias contortidens" = Odontaspis contortidens Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus collatus requiem shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notidanus sp. Cuvier 1817 cow shark
indet. (fragment)