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Beaumaris (Miocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.0° S, 145.0° E: paleocoordinates 42.1° S, 144.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: N17-18 zone, Sandringham Sandstone Member (Black Rock Sandstone Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• basal Black Rock Sandstone, Cheltenhamian to Kalimnan; late Messinian. PJW: was given as Zanclean, but it should be Messinian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; ferruginous, phosphatic sandstone

• shallow shelf to shoreface, upward shoaling over time, backshore deposits present
• ferruginous and phosphatic nodules in a matrix of quartz sand and gravel

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• Repository: National Museum of Victoria

Primary reference: F. Chapman. 1912. On the occurrence of Scaldicetus in Victoria. Department of Mines (Geological Survey [Australia]) 1912:236-238 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 46167: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.01.2005, edited by Austin Hendy, Pete Wagner and Matthew Clapham

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