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Bibliography on the Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site


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Birch, W.D. 2003: Geology of Victoria. Geological Society of Australia (Victorian Division)

See listing of Beaumaris Fossil Sites ML 310, ML 311 in Sites of International Significance  Ch 4, P 706, Table 27.1


Buckeridge, J.S, 1983. Fossil barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica) of New Zealand and Australia. ISSN 0078-8589 Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Wellington, New Zealand.


Buckley, R.W. 1993. Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance along the Victorian Coast. Unpublished report Geological Survey of Victoria 1993/4.

Chapman, Frederick. Australasian fossils : a student’s manual of palaeontology. Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., 1914. pp 119, 243, 248, 270, 271, 296, 297, 317 (references to Beaumaris).

Darragh, T.A., 1976 (ed).  Geology of the Sandringham-Beaumaris coastline by G.B. Pritchard. Victorian Naturalist 93(1): 4-20, Figs. 1-11.


Gill, E.D. 1957.  The stratigraphical occurrence and palaeoecology of some Australian Tertiary marsupials.  Mem. Natn. Mus. Vict. 21: 135-203.


Hall, T.S; and G. Pritchard. 1897. Note on a tooth of Palorchestes from Beaumaris. Proceedings Royal Society of Victoria 10: 57–59.


Joyce, E.B. & King R.L. 1980. Geological Features of the National Estate in Victoria, 208 pp. Geological Society of Australia, Victoria Division, Melbourne.


King, R.L; Cochrane R.M; & Cooney A.M. 1987. Significant geological features along the coast in the City of Sandringham. Geological Survey of Victoria Unpublished Report 1987/35.

King, R.L. 1988. Geological features of significance and their conservation. In: Douglas, J.G. and Ferguson, J.A. (Ed) Geology of Victoria. Geological Society of Australia Melbourne, Special Publication 5, 177-124.


Megirian, D; Prideaux, G. J; Murray, P. F; & Smit, N, Paleobiology 36(4) 2010 pp. 658-71 An Australian Land Mammal age biochronological scheme and accompanying Supplementary Material


Mitchell M.M; Cochrane R.M; & King R.L. 2000. Sites of geological significance in the Melbourne 1:250 000 mapsheet area. Geological Survey of Victoria Technical Record 2000/1. 184 p.

Murray, P.F; D. Megirian; and R. Wells. 1993. Kolopsis yperus sp. nov. (Zygomaturinae, Marsupialia) from the Ongeva Local Fauna: new evidence for the age of the Alcoota fossil beds of Central Australia. The Beagle 10: 155–171.

Museum Victoria website page on Beaumaris fossils


Plane, M.D. 1967. Two new diprotodonts from the Pliocene Otibunda Formation, New Guinea. Bulletin Australian Bureau of Mineralogical Resources 85: 105–128.


Rich, T.H; M. Archer; S.J. Hand; H. Godthelp; J. Muirhead; N.S. Pledge; T.F. Flannery; M.O. Woodburne; J.A. Case; R.H. Tedford; W.D. Turnbull; E.L. Lundelius; L.S.V. Rich; M.J. Whitelaw; A. Kemp; and P.V. Rich. 1991. Appendix I. Australian Mesozoic and Tertiary terrestrial mammal localities. In P. Vickers-Rich, J.M. Monaghan, R.F. Baird, and T.H. Rich (editors), Vertebrate palaeontology of Australasia: 1005–1069.Melbourne: Pioneer Design Studio and Monash University Publications Committee.


Rich, T.H; Darragh, T.A; & Vickers-Rich, P. 2003. The Strange Case of the Wandering Fossil.  Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 279:556-567.


Rosengren, N. 1988. Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance on the Coast of Port Phillip Bay Victoria. Ministry of Planning & Environment, Melbourne. Beaumaris Cliffs 2 (Yacht Squadron) Fossil Site, Listing of INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

Simpson, G.G, 1970d.  Miocene penguins from Victoria, Australia and Chubut, Argentina.  Mem. Natn. Mus. Vict. 31: 17-24


Simpson, G.G, 1965. New Record of a Fossil Penguin in Australia. Proceedings Royal Society of Victoria. 79: 1.


Singleton, F.A. 1941. The Tertiary geology of Australia. Proceedings Royal Society of Victoria 53: 1–125.


Stirton, R.A. 1957. Tertiary marsupials from Victoria. Memoirs National Museum of Victoria 21: 121–134.


Stirton, R.A. 1967. A new species of Zygomaturus and additional observations on Meniscolophus, Pliocene Palankarinna fauna, South Australia. Bulletin Australian Bureau of Mineralogical Resources 85: 129–147.


Stirton, R.A., R.H. Tedford, and M.O. Woodburne. 1968. Australian Tertiary deposits containing terrestrial mammals. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 77: 1–30.


Stirton, R.A., Woodburne, M.O. & Plane, M.D., 1967.  A phylogeny of the Tertiary Diprotodontidae and its significance in correlation.  Bulletin of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics of Australia 85:  149-160.


Singleton, F. A. “The tertiary geology of Australia.” Proc Roy Soc Vic, v53 (New Series) Pt 1, 1941.
pp 32-35 (reference to the Cheltenhamian Stage).

Ter, P.C. & Buckeridge, J.St.J.S, 2012. Ophiomorpha beaumarisensis isp. nov., a trace fossil from the late Neogene Beaumaris Sandstone is the burrow of a thalassinidean lobster. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 124(3): 223-231.

Vickers-Rich, P; and Rich, T. H. 1999. Wildlife of Gondwana: dinosaurs & other vertebrates from the ancient supercontinent. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press.


Victorian Environmental Assessment Council: Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance on Public Land. VEAC Metropolitan Melbourne Study 2008-09 Final Report May 2009 Page 7 Table 2 International ML 310 ML 311


White S, King R.L, Mitchell M.M, Joyce E.B, Cochrane R.M, Rosengren, N.J. & Grimes, K.G. 2003 ‘Conservation and heritage registering sites of significance’ In: Birch W.D.(ed). Geology of Victoria Geological Society of Australia Special Publication 23. Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division): 703–711.

Wilkins, R.W.T., 1963.  Relationships between the Mitchellian, Cheltenhamian and Kalimnan stages in the Australian Tertiary.  Proc. R. Soc. Vict. 76: 39-59.


Wilkinson, H.E., 1969.  Description of an upper Miocene albatross from Beaumaris, Victoria, Australia, and a review of fossil Diomedeidae.  Mem. Natn. Mus. Vict. 29: 41-51.


Woodburne, M.O. 1967. Three new diprotodontids from the Tertiary of the Northern Territory, Australia. Bulletin Australian Bureau of Mineralogical Resources 85: 53–103.


Woodburne, M.O. 1969. A lower mandible of Zygomaturus gilli from the Sandringham sands, Beaumaris, Victoria, Australia. Memoirs National Museum of Victoria 29: 29–39.


Woodburne, M.O, R.H; Tedford, M; Archer, W.D; Turnbull, M; Plane, and E.L. Lundelius. 1985. Biochronology of the continental mammal record of Australia and New Guinea. South Australian Department of Mines and Energy, Special Publication 5: 347–365.


Woods, J.T, 1958.  The extinct marsupial genus Palorchestes Owen.  Mem. Qd. Mus. 13: 177-193.


Woods, J.T, 1962.  Fossil marsupials and Cainozoic continental stratigraphy in Australia:  a review.  Mem. Qd. Mus. 14(2): 41-49.



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