Walker Wells (Eocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (35.4° S, 138.6° E: paleocoordinates 55.5° S, 133.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: N. S. Pledge, A. R. Milnes, R. P. Bourman and N. F. Alley. 2015. Fossil shark teeth from upland Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia: evidence for previously unknown Tertiary marine sediments. Mesa Journal 76(1):67-73 [M. Uhen/B. Shipps/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 205781: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.10.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Celleporidae
? Cellepora sp. Linnaeus 1767
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
? Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
? Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Striatolamia macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp. de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark