Motunau (Pleistocene of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (43.0° S, 173.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.6° S, 174.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Nukumaruan (2.4 - 1.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; mudstone

Primary reference: B. J. Marples. 1960. A fossil penguin from the late Tertiary of North Canterbury. Records of the Canterbury Museum 7(3):185-195 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74757: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.08.2007

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Aptenodytes ridgeni3, Pygoscelis tyreei1, "Palaeospheniscus novaezealandiae n. sp." = Marplesornis novaezealandiae1
Aptenodytes ridgeni3 Simpson 1972 penguin
Pygoscelis tyreei1 Simpson 1972 penguin
"Palaeospheniscus novaezealandiae n. sp." = Marplesornis novaezealandiae1 Marples 1960 penguin
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet.2 Gray 1821 dolphin
cf. Orcinus sp.1 Fitzinger 1860 killer whale
cf. Pseudorca sp.1 Reinhardt 1862 false killer whale