AUSTRALIA: Pliocene, mostly Roe Calcarenite
Australia has many interesting fossil sites. The Pliocene is good developed near Madura, Roe Plains, Western Australia. The Roe calcarenite was used as fill up for the cunet of the Eyre Highway. In the old sandpit you can still easily collect about four hundred species of pliocene shells. You can identify a lot of the shells with: N.H.Ludbrook,1978: "Quaternary Molluscs of the western part of the Eucla basin", National Library of Australia, ISBN 0 7244 74315. This fauna however is in need of far more attention of paleontologists. There are a lot of new species to be described in several families. The Volutidae are nicely to be identified with a publication of Dr.T.A.Darragh: "A revision of the Tertiary Voluitidae of South-Eastern Australia", Museum of Victoria (Volume 49 no 2, 1988). We visited the Roe Planes in the years 1997, 1999 en 2001. We sampeled the fauna at least during 30 days.
Screen 1: Dentaliida, Gadilimorpha
Dentalium bednalli Dentalium largicrescens
Dentalium bednalli (14 mm), colno 34712 Dentalium largicrescens (52 mm), colno 34685
Dentalium latesulcatum Cadulus acuminatus
Dentalium latesulcatum (58 mm), colno 34686 Cadulus acuminatus (5 mm), colno 34757
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Dentaliida Gadilimorpha Patelloidea Cocculinoidea Fissurelloidea Scissurelloidea Trochoidea Cirroidea Neritoidea
Stromboidea Cerithoidea Vermetoidea Littorinoidea Xenophoroidea Ptenoglossa Janthinoidea Eulimoidea Buccinoidea
Columbelloidea Conoidea Mitroidea Volutoidea Muricoidea Naticoidea Cypraeoidea Lamellarioidea Calyptraeoidea
Tonnoidea Architectonoidea Pyramidelloidea Acteonoidea Bulloidea Amphiboloidea Bulimuloidea Camenoidea Nuculoidea
Nuculanoidea Arcoidea Limopsoidea Mytiloidea Pinnoidea Limoidea Pectinoidea Anomioidea Trigonioidea
Lucinoidea Galeommatoidea Carditoidea Chamoidea Crassatelloidea Cardioidea Mactroidea Tellinoidea Veneroidea
Myoidea Hiatelloidea Pandoroidea Clavagelloidea