Tarawai Point (Rhaetian beds) (Triassic of New Zealand)

Where: Taharoa, New Zealand (38.1° S, 174.7° E: paleocoordinates 69.4° S, 73.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray sandstone and pebbly conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Trechmann & Marshall

Primary reference: C. T. Trechmann. 1917. The Trias of New Zealand. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 73(3):165-246 [A. Dunhill/B. Allen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 201921: authorized by Alex Dunhill, entered by Bethany Allen on 11.06.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferinida - Mentzeliidae
Mentzelia sp. Quenstedt 1871
Mentzelia kawhiana n. sp. Trechmann 1917
Mentzelia cf. ampla Bittner 1890
 Atrypida - Atrypinidae
Hectoria bisulcata Hector 1878
Cephalopoda
 Ceratitida - Arcestidae
"Arcestes cf. rhaeticus" = Rhaetites rhaeticus, Arcestes sp.
"Arcestes cf. rhaeticus" = Rhaetites rhaeticus Clark 1887 ceratite
Arcestes sp. Suess 1865 ceratite