Pomahaka amber (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Where: Otago, New Zealand (46.0° S, 169.2° E: paleocoordinates 52.1° S, 176.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pomahaka Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• A late Oligocene estuarine deposit with many thin lignite seams interspersed with mudstones and siltstones

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: amber

Reposited in the OU

• Repository: Otago University

Primary reference: A. R. Schmidt, U. Kaulfuss, J. M. Bannister, V. Baranov, C. Beimforde, N. Bleile, A. Borkent, A. Busch, J. G. Conran, M. S. Engel, M. Harvey, E. M. Kennedy, P. H. Kerr, E. Kettunen, A. P. Kiecksee, F. Lengeling, J. K. Lindqvist, M. Maraun, D. C. Mildenhall, V. Perrichot, and J. Rikkinen. 2018. Amber inclusions from New Zealand. Gondwana Research 56:135-146 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 191651: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.02.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ascomycota -
Ascomycota indet.
OU 33166.48
Insecta indet. Linnaeus 1758 insect
OU 35028.7
 Hemiptera -
Fulgoromorpha indet. planthopper
OU 35020.1
 Dicondylia -
Diptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 fly
OU 35028.3
 Diptera - Chironomidae
Bryophaenocladius sp. Thienemann 1934 non biting midge
OU 35028.2
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Austrohelea sp. Wirth and Grogan 1988 biting midge
OU 35028.2
 Pseudoscorpiones -
Pseudoscorpiones indet. Latreille 1817 pseudoscorpion
OU 35028.1
 Acari -
Acari indet. Leach 1817 mite
OU 35028.4, 5, 6
Tracheophyta indet.
OU 33166.48