Hakataramea Valley ( of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (44.7° S, 170.5° E: paleocoordinates 50.5° S, 176.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kokoamu Greensand Formation, Waitakian (25.2 - 21.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• outer shelf to relatively shallow mid-shelf over time
• greensand

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. G. Simpson. 1971. A review of the pre-Pliocene penguins of New Zealand. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 144(5):319-378 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74593: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.08.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sphenisciformes -
Korora oliveri n. gen. n. sp.3, Platydyptes amiesi n. sp.3
Korora oliveri n. gen. n. sp.3 Marples 1952 penguin
Platydyptes amiesi n. sp.3 Marples 1952 penguin
 Mysticeti - Mammalodontidae
Mammalodon sp.1 Pritchard 1939 whale
 Odontoceti - Squalodelphinidae
Squalodelphinidae indet.2 Dal Piaz 1917 toothed whale
close to Notocetus marplesi
 Delphinoidea -
Delphinoidea indet.2 Flower 1865 toothed whale