Kokoamu Cliffs (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Also known as I40/f27

Where: North Otago, New Zealand (44.9° S, 170.7° E: paleocoordinates 51.1° S, 174.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Kokoamu Greensand Formation, Duntroonian (27.3 - 25.2 Ma)

• Duntroonian stage, Middle Oligocene

Environment/lithology: coastal; green sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: B. J. Marples. 1956. Cetotheres (Cetacea) from the Oligocene of New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 126(4):565-580 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45660: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.11.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Sphenisciformes -
Kairuku sp.2 Ksepka et al. 2012 penguin
 Mysticeti - Aetiocetidae
"Mauicetus waitakiensis" = Tohoraata waitakiensis
"Mauicetus waitakiensis" = Tohoraata waitakiensis Marples 1956 whale
 Mysticeti - Eomysticetidae
Tokarahia sp.1 Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015 whale
Tokarahia kauaeroa n. gen. n. sp.1 Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015 whale
cf. Tokarahia kauaeroa1 Boessenecker and Fordyce 2015 whale