Burnside, Burnside Marl (Eocene of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (44.5° S, 170.7° E: paleocoordinates 51.8° S, 169.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Burnside Formation, Kaiatan (37.2 - 36.0 Ma)

• Burnside Marl

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

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 74594: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.08.2007

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Sphenisciformes -
Sphenisciformes indet.3 penguin
Burnside Formation taxon
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Palaeeudyptes sp. Huxley 1859 penguin
Palaeeudyptes antarcticus4 Huxley 1859 penguin
Palaeeudyptes marplesi n. sp.1 Brodkorb 1963 penguin
Mammalia
 Archaeoceti -
Archaeoceti indet.2 Flower 1883 whale
undescribed "seal" mentioned by Park