Where: New Zealand (41.4° S, 172.6° E: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 176.9° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Wangapeka Formation, Hirnantian (445.2 - 443.4 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From near top of Wangapeka Formatrion, which is gradationally overlain by the Hailes Quartzite (Pridolian). AGE: Hirnantian age, equivalent to the graptolite zones Bo4 and Bo5 of the Bolindian Stage.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray mudstone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: cast, mold/impression
Collection methods: COLLECTORS: A.C Coleman, R.A. Cooper, G.W. Grindley, 1976. REPOSITORY: Specimens are registered in collections of the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (now GNS Science), Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
Primary reference: L.R.M. Cocks and R. A. Cooper. 2004. Late Ordovician (Hirnantian) shelly fossils from New Zealand and their significance. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 47:71-80 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 63097: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.08.2006
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