Blanche Point Marl (Eocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (30.1° S, 138.5° E: paleocoordinates 50.2° S, 132.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Blanche Point Marl Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• Aldingan, Carter's Unit 2.

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. S. Pledge. 1967. Fossil Elasmobranch teeth of South Australia and their stratigraphic distribution. Transaction of the Royal Society of South Australia 91:135-160 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159896: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 11.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis cudmorei Chapman 1917 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon sp. Smith 1838 white shark
"Carcharias cuspidatus" = Lamna cuspidata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Lamna apiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Lamna vincenti Winkler 1878 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Carcharias contortidens" = Odontaspis contortidens Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Carcharias rutoti sand shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notidanus serratissimus Agassiz 1843 cow shark