small disused quarry, north side of Mititai-Tauraroa Road (Miocene of New Zealand)

Where: North Island, New Zealand (36.0° S, 174.0° E: paleocoordinates 44.1° S, 176.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pakaurangi Formation, Otaian (21.7 - 19.0 Ma)

• Pakaurangi formation is a best estimate: “the molluscs have much in common with those at Pakaurangi Point, Kaipara Harbour, not far to the south.”

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: intrashelf or intraplatform reef; lithified sandstone

• "This fauna lived in shallow shelf seas in subtropical temperatures, apparently representing both a soft-substrate fauna and specimens transported from a nearby hard substrate"
• The Pakaurangi Formation consists mainly of silty sandstones, with occasional concretionary limestone bands and andesite-derived hydroclastic grits.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. G. Beu and B. A. Marshall. 2011. New Cenozoic records of genera and families from New Zealand (Mollusca, Gastropoda): highlights from Phillip Maxwell’s collection. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 54(1):13-34 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176737: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 27.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Mesopeplum sp. Iredale 1929 scallop
Serripecten sp. Marwick 1928 scallop
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Fasciculicardia sp." = Glyptoactis (Fasciculicardia)
"Fasciculicardia sp." = Glyptoactis (Fasciculicardia) Maxwell 1969 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sp. Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
? Tawera sp. Marwick 1927 venus clam
 Neogastropoda -
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Coluzea sp. Finlay 1926 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Inquisitor sp. Hedley 1918 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
Bathytoma sp. Harris and Burrows 1891 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Ellatrivia sp. Iredale 1931 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Ovulidae
Prosimnia blackae n. sp. Beu and Marshall 2011 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Zeacolpus lawsi turret shell
 Dentaliida - Laevidentaliidae
Laevidentalium sp. Cossmann 1888 tusk shell
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Oculina virgosa Squires 1958 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Notocyathus conicus Alcock 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Cylindrophyllia minima" = Peponocyathus minimus
"Cylindrophyllia minima" = Peponocyathus minimus Yabe and Eguchi 1937 stony coral