Dry Creek Sands (sharks) (Pliocene of Australia)

Where: South Australia, Australia (34.9° S, 138.6° E: paleocoordinates 37.0° S, 138.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Dry Creek Sands Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Upper Pliocene (Yatalan).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The paleontological collection of the Department of Geology, University of Adelaide, the Geological Survey of South Australia, and several small private collections, were studied.

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 159914: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 12.08.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis moorabbinensis Chapman and Pritchard 1907 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Carcharias contortidens" = Odontaspis contortidens, Carcharias macrotus
"Carcharias contortidens" = Odontaspis contortidens Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae