Chatton (Oligocene to of New Zealand)

Where: Southland, New Zealand (46.0° S, 168.9° E: paleocoordinates 52.0° S, 177.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chatton Formation, Duntroonian to Duntroonian (27.3 - 25.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithology not reported

• mixed shallow marine-estuarine

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. F. Squires. 1962. Additional Cretaceous and Tertiary corals from New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Geology 1(9):133-150 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85539: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 07.01.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Rhizangia aotearoa n. sp. Squires 1962 stony coral