Duntroon (Kokoamu Greensand) (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Also known as I40/f26A

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)

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; limestone

• outer shelf to relatively shallow mid-shelf over time

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 63049: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.08.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
  -
Manu antiquus n. gen. n. sp.3
Manu antiquus n. gen. n. sp.3 Marples 1946 bird
listed from the Maerewhenua Greensand
 Sphenisciformes -
Archaeospheniscus lopdelli n. sp.4 Marples 1952 penguin
Archaeospheniscus lowei n. gen. n. sp.4 Marples 1952 penguin
listed from the Maerewhenua Greensand
Kairuku sp.2 Ksepka et al. 2012 penguin
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Palaeeudyptes sp.5 Huxley 1859 penguin
 Sphenisciformes -
Duntroonornis parvus n. gen. n. sp.4, ? Platydyptes marplesi n. sp.5, "Pachydyptes novaezealandiae" = Platydyptes novaezealandiae4
Duntroonornis parvus n. gen. n. sp.4 Marples 1952 penguin
? Platydyptes marplesi n. sp.5 Simpson 1971 penguin
"Pachydyptes novaezealandiae" = Platydyptes novaezealandiae4 Oliver 1930 penguin
Mammalia
 Mysticeti - Aetiocetidae
""Mauicetus" waitakiensis" = Tohoraata waitakiensis1
""Mauicetus" waitakiensis" = Tohoraata waitakiensis1 Marples 1956 whale
 Mysticeti - Eomysticetidae
""Mauicetus" lophocephalus" = Tokarahia lophocephalus1
""Mauicetus" lophocephalus" = Tokarahia lophocephalus1 Marples 1956 whale