J41/f220 (Paleocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Raupo Creek; Five Forks

Where: New Zealand (45.1° S, 170.8° E: paleocoordinates 56.6° S, 161.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kauru Formation, Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• "basal facies of Kauru Formation within a few millimeteres of the contact with the underlying Haast Schist... Probably middle to upper 'Wangaloan' Stage, equivalent to middle? Paleocene"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithified, conglomeratic sandstone

• "a high energy, shallow-water environment... probably mid-shelf, less than 100 m and above storm wave base"
• "conglomeratic sandstone... poorly sorted with cobble-sized clasts up to 40 mm in diameter"; lithified based on preservation of figured specimens

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Otago University collection

Primary reference: J. D. Stilwell, R. E. Fordyce, and P. J. Rolfe. 1994. Paleocene isocrinids (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) from the Kauru Formation, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Paleontology 68(1):135-141 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 119661: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.10.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• bivalves (including oysters) and gastropods are also present; a detailed list for the "basal facies" of the formation apparently does not apply to this exact collection
 Cheilostomata - Lunulitidae
 Cheilostomata -
"Ascophora indet." = Ascophorina
"Ascophora indet." = Ascophorina Levinsen 1909
"celleporiform ascophoran cheilostomes"
 Isocrinida - Isselicrinidae
Metacrinus sp. Carpenter 1882 Sea lily