Kaipuke Siltstone/Anatori River mouth: Otaian, New Zealand
collected by I. G. Stuart

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Lepraliellidae
Celleporaria agglutinans (Hutton 1873)
original and current combination Cellepora agglutinans
Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Arachnopusiidae
Arachnopusia unicornis (Hutton 1873)
original and current combination Eschara unicornis
Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Hippoporinidae
Hippomenella vellicata (Hutton 1873)
original and current combination Lepralia vellicata
Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Smittinidae
Smittoidea crepidula (Brown 1952)
original and current combination Smittina crepidula
Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Bitectiporidae
Hippoporina miocenica n. sp. Gordon et al. 1994
Holotype: Specimen H-598
Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Phidoloporidae
Phidoloporidae indet. Gabb and Horn 1862
see common names

Country:New Zealand State/province:West Coast County:northwest Nelson
Coordinates: 40.7° South, 172.4° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:48.9° South, 176.0° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
Key time interval:Otaian
Age range of interval:21.70000 - 19.00000 m.y. ago
Age estimate:23.03 ± 0.05 to 20 Ma (unknown)
Geological group:Westhaven Formation:Kaipuke Siltstone
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:glauconitic,gray,green lithified sandy,calcareous siltstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Pale greenish-grey, calcareous,sandy, and generally glauconitic siltstone; contains numerous fossils, notably Bryozoa, concentrated in ragged calcareous bands; the entire unit is homogeneous throughout the section and is considerably bioturbated, with limonitic borings and nodules common.
Environment:transition zone/lower shoreface
Geology comments: mid-shelf environment of near-oceanic salinity
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some genera,ichnofossils
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:I. G. Stuart
Taxonomic list comments:non-bryozoan data not entered
Database number:172797
Authorizer:L. Liow Enterer:F. Franeck
Modifier:F. Franeck
Created:2015-08-24 02:57:57 Last modified:2015-08-24 08:23:57
Access level:the public Released:2015-08-24 02:57:57
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

56161. D. P. Gordon, I. G. Stuart, and J. D. Collen. 1994. Bryozoan fauna of the Kaipuke Siltstone, northwest Nelson: a Miocene homologue of the modern Tasman Bay coralline bryozoan grounds. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 37(3):239-247 [L. Liow/F. Franeck]