J40/f70 - Waihao River [Kokoamu Greensand] (Paleogene of New Zealand)

Where: South Canterbury, New Zealand (44.8° S, 171.0° E: paleocoordinates 51.6° S, 172.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kokoamu Greensand Formation, Whaingaroan (34.3 - 27.3 Ma)

• upper Whaingaroan

•There is no independent evidence that it might be older than the Rupelian Chattian boundary at 28.1 Ma. We therefore use an age of 28.1 27.3 Ma.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, calcareous sandstone

• marly greensands

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. W. Boessenecker and R. E. Fordyce. 2017. A new eomysticetid from the Oligocene Kokoamu Greensand of New Zealand and a review of the Eomysticetidae (Mammalia, Cetacea). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 15(6):429-469 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 179790: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.06.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Mysticeti - Eomysticetidae
"Matapa waihao n. gen. n. sp." = Matapanui waihao
"Matapa waihao n. gen. n. sp." = Matapanui waihao Boessenecker and Fordyce 2017 whale