Cape Otway (Oligocene to of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.9° S, 143.5° E: paleocoordinates 50.3° S, 141.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oligocene to Oligocene (33.9 - 5.3 Ma)

• Dennant said Eocene, but an Oligocene-Miocene age is more likely

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Dennant. 1902. Descriptions of new species of corals from the Australian Tertiaries, Part 5. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 26:255-264 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122382: 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
"Odontaspis cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata1
"Odontaspis cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata1 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia -
Pleuropodia otwayensis n. gen. n. sp.3
Pleuropodia otwayensis n. gen. n. sp.3 Dennant 1903 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia torta n. sp.4 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia cauliculata n. sp.4 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia induta4 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia basedowi4 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia truncata4 Dennant 1904 stony coral
Balanophyllia fossata n. sp.4 Dennant 1904 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Ceratotrochus exilis n. sp. Dennant 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Conosmilia granulata n. sp.4 Dennant 1904 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Trematotrochus kitsoni" = Foveolocyathus kitsoni2
"Trematotrochus kitsoni" = Foveolocyathus kitsoni2 Dennant 1901 stony coral