Presqu'île Mara (Permian of New Caledonia)

Where: New Caledonia (21.7° S, 165.7° E: paleocoordinates 21.8° S, 165.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mara Formation (Teremba Group), Changhsingian (254.2 - 252.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by J.B. Waterhouse, N. Noesmoen, J. Espirat in 1964

• Repository: possibly University of Toronto (now ROM?)

Primary reference: J. B. Waterhouse. 1969. A new Permian fauna from New Caledonia, and its relationships to Gondwana and the Tethys. Gondwana Stratigraphy, IUGS Symposium Buenos Aires 1-15 October 1967 2:249-272 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134258: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
"Attenuatella convexa n. sp." = Attenuatella mepailensis
"Attenuatella convexa n. sp." = Attenuatella mepailensis Waterhouse 1983
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Atomodesmatidae
"Atomodesma cf. trabeculum" = Trabeculatia trabeculum, "Atomodesma trechmanni" = Maitaia trechmanni
"Atomodesma cf. trabeculum" = Trabeculatia trabeculum Waterhouse 1963 clam
"Atomodesma trechmanni" = Maitaia trechmanni Marwick 1934 clam
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Bicarinella sp. Waterhouse 1966 snail