N64/f0004 - Karamu [Elgood Limestone] (Paleogene of New Zealand)

Also known as GS 1029

Where: New Zealand (37.9° S, 175.1° E: paleocoordinates 48.8° S, 179.4° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Elgood Limestone Member (Glen Massey Formation), Whaingaroan (34.3 - 27.3 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Probably from the Elgood Limestone Member of the Glen Massey Formation. AGE: lower Whaingaroan (early Oligocene), on the basis of macrofossil biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position in unit.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified limestone


Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Grange in 1920; reposited in the IGNS

• COLLECTOR: Grange, A.L., 1920. REPOSITORY: GNS, New Zealand.

Primary reference: R. A. Henderson. 1975. Cenozoic Spatangoid Echinoids from New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 46:1-129 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155826: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 02.05.2014

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to Spatangoida. Other taxonomic groups (e.g., foraminifera) are probably present. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative nomenclature, although somewhat antiquated.
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Schizaster "sp. A" Agassiz 1835 heart urchin