KE/f68 Napier Island (Pleistocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Reef 3905

Where: Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (29.2° S, 177.8° W: paleocoordinates 30.2° S, 177.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Boat Cove Formation (Herald Group), Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• upper formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone and volcaniclastic sandstone

• coral patch reefs, up to several metres in diameter, with bioclastic limestone and weakly stratified, shelly, granular, volcaniclastic grit in interreef areas

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. J. Brook. 1998. Stratigraphy and paleontology of Pleistocene submarine volcanic-sedimentary sequences at the northern Kermadec Islands. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 28(2):235-257 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85092: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.11.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cirripedia
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Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae "indet. A" Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus raoulensis Oliver 1915 scallop
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Periglypta sp. Jukes-Browne 1914 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Turbo argyrostomus" = Turbo (Marmarostoma) argyrostomus
"Turbo argyrostomus" = Turbo (Marmarostoma) argyrostomus Linnaeus 1758 snail
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Celleporidae
Celleporina sp. Gray 1848
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Cycloseris ? vaughani Boschma 1923 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stylocoeniella guentheri Bassett-Smith 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Leptoria phrygia Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
listed as Leptoria phyrgia
"Montastrea curta" = Astrea curta Dana 1846 stony coral
Goniastrea australensis Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Cyphastrea serailia Forskal 1775 stony coral
Favites flexuosa Dana 1846 stony coral
"Favia ? speciosa" = Dipsastraea speciosa Dana 1846 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816