Grange Burn (Miocene to of Australia)

Also known as Arch Site

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.7° S, 141.9° E: paleocoordinates 48.0° S, 139.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Bochara Limestone Member (Port Campbell Limestone Formation), Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Early Middle Miocene, N8-9, Batesfordian

Environment/lithology: marine; brown, yellow mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• bryozoal calcarenite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. Chapman. 1917. New or little-known Victorian fossils in the National Museum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 30(1):32-43 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 46164: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.01.2005, edited by Albert Garcia Selles and Margot Nelson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
Oxyrhina eocaena2 mackerel shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis3
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis3 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon3
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon3 Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Oxyrhina minuta" = Isurus minutus2, "Oxyrhina desori" = Isurus oxyrinchus2, Lamna apiculata2, Lamna compressa2
"Oxyrhina minuta" = Isurus minutus2 Agassiz 1843 mako shark
"Oxyrhina desori" = Isurus oxyrinchus2 Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
Lamna apiculata2 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Lamna compressa2 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis incurva2 Davis 1888 sand tiger shark
 Acanthomorphata - Oplegnathidae
Oplegnathus manni n. sp.1 Chapman and Cudmore 1924
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Phocidae indet.4 Gray 1821 seal
 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
Macropodidae indet.7 Gray 1821 kangaroo
 Diprotodontia -
cf. Archaeosimos sp.6 Prideaux 2004 short-faced kangaroo
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaenidae indet.4 Gray 1821 right whale
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
"Cetotheriidae" indet.5 Brandt 1872 whale