Newmerella (Miocene of Australia)

Also known as Neumerella

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.8° S, 148.4° E: paleocoordinates 48.1° S, 147.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: N5-N7 foram zone, Lindenow Sandstone Member (Gippsland Limestone Formation), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Longfordian, planktonic foram zones N5-N7

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; fine-grained, ferruginous sandstone

• shallow marine, major transgression
• ferruginous fine quartz sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. M. G. Fitzgerald. 2004. A review of the Tertiary fossil Cetacea (Mammalia) localities in Australia. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 61(2):183-208 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51404: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina gippslandicus n. sp.2 Chapman and Cudmore 1924 angel shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon2
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon2 Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis incurva2 Davis 1888 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharias (Prionodon) aculeatus1 Davis 1888 blue shark
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet.3 Cope 1891 whale