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Distribution and Stratigraphic Utility of Cenozoic Molluscan Faunas in Southern Australia


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In sedimentary basins marginal to the present coastline of southern Australia mollucan faunas of Paleocene to Pleistocene age are preserved, although the full sequence is not present in any single basin. The stratigraphic position of the formations carrying the richest and most fully described faunas is shown on a correlation chart based on a succession of planktonic foraminiferal zones. Some of the problems associated with correlation by means of molluscs are discussed. Species which are diagnostic or in need of clarification by illustration are figured.



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