Orphanage Hill (Miocene of Australia)

Also known as Geelong

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.1° S, 144.3° E: paleocoordinates 47.4° S, 142.8° E)

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Balcombian

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. Chapman and G. B. Pritchard. 1904. Fossil fish remains from the Tertiaries of Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 17:267-297 [M. Uhen/B. Shipps/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 204306: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 04.09.2019

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Acanthias geelongensis n. sp. Chapman and Pritchard 1904 dogfish shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna prisca Agassiz 1843 hammerhead shark