Haughs’ Quarry (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Island, New Zealand (44.7° S, 170.7° E: paleocoordinates 50.9° S, 174.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Otekaike Limestone Formation, Duntroonian (27.3 - 25.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; massive, glauconitic, shelly/skeletal, green, yellow lime mudstone

• The setting is interpreted as below storm wave base and of mid- to perhaps outer shelf depth, given a grain size of very fine sand and the lack of bedding that might result from persistent traction currents.
• The lithology is a light green-yellow massive bioclastic limestone that is slightly glauconitic, slightly quartzose, slightly muddy, and contains occasional macroinvertebrates.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Fordyce, Rust, A. Grebneff, and S. Wilson, in 1998; reposited in the OU

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical

Primary reference: M. D. Gottfried, R. E. Fordyce, and S. Rust. 2012. A New Billfish (Perciformes, Xiphioidei) from the Late Oligocene of New Zealand. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(1):27-34 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135847: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 11.11.2012, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Repository: Geology Museum, University of Otago (OU)
Rotaliina
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
Actinopteri
 Perciformes - Palaeorhynchidae
Aglyptorhynchus hakataramea n. sp. perch-like fish
Mammalia
 Mysticeti -
Horopeta umarere n. gen. n. sp.2, Toipahautea waitaki n. gen. n. sp.3
Horopeta umarere n. gen. n. sp.2 Tsai and Fordyce 2015 whale
Toipahautea waitaki n. gen. n. sp.3 Tsai and Fordyce 2018 whale
OU 21981
 Odontoceti - Waipatiidae
Otekaikea huata n. sp.1 Tanaka and Fordyce 2015 toothed whale