Clifton Bank, Muddy Creek (Vaginella band) (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (37.7° S, 141.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° S, 140.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Muddy Creek Marl Member (Port Campbell Limestone Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Balcombian (higher Balcombian horizon)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, brown, silty marl

• Brown polyzoal marl

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collected by H. Lodge

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• Repository: National Museum of Victoria

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46165: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.01.2005, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sepiida -
Notosepia cliftonensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Notosepia cliftonensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Chapman 1915 cuttlefish
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis3
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis3 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet.3 Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon3
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon3 Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp.3 Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Isurus retroflexus3 Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Isurus cf. paucus3 Guitart-Manday 1966 mako shark
Isurus desori3 Sismonda 1849 mako shark
Isurus planus3 Agassiz 1856 mako shark
Carcharodon sp.3 Smith 1838 white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis acutisima3 sand tiger shark
Carcharias sp.3 Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
Carcharias taurus3 Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharias (Prionodon) javanus2 Martin 1887 blue shark
Galeocerdo aduncus3 Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna prisca2 Agassiz 1843 hammerhead shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus primigenius3 Agassiz 1843 sevengill shark
 Anguilliformes - Muraenesocidae
 Osmeriformes - Osmeridae
 Perciformes -
Sillago pliocaenica3 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Sebastidae
"Sebastodes fissicostatus" = Sebastes (Sebastodes)3
"Sebastodes fissicostatus" = Sebastes (Sebastodes)3 perch-like fish
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon formosus3 Chapman and Pritchard 1907
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaenidae indet.3 Gray 1821 right whale
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet.3 Flower 1867 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
cf. Physeter sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 sperm whale
Scaldicetus lodgei n. sp. Chapman 1917 sperm whale