Where: Victoria, Australia (38.6° S, 143.3° E: paleocoordinates 50.0° S, 141.3° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Gellibrand Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Gellibrand Fm, which conformably overlies the Clifton Fm (Early Oligocene and is conformably overlain by the Muddy Creek Fm and Port Campbell Limestone (late Middle Miocene). AGE: late Early Miocene and possibly earliest Middle Miocene (Longfordian-Batesfordian) according to Beu and Darragh (2001). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From multiple localities and horizons, hence assigned to a "formation" scale. NOTES: From antiquated publication that predates establishment of region lithostratigraphic framework. Assignments to lithostratigraphic unit and age are based on interpretation by enterer on the basis of cross-referening localities and taxa to more recent publications (e.g. Darragh 1970, Darragh 1986, and in particular Beu and Darragh 2001).
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, gray, calcareous siltstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Unknown collectors, possibly including Tate (1880's). REPOSITORY: South Australia Museum (SAM), Adelaide, Australia.
Primary reference: R. Tate. 1886. The lamellibranchs of the Older Tertiary of Australia (part 1). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 8:96-158 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 72208: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.05.2007, edited by Pete Wagner and Mark Uhen
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