Pig Valley Stream (N28/f101) (Triassic of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (41.5° S, 173.0° E: paleocoordinates 73.7° S, 142.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Te Arowhenua Formation (Richmond Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Etalian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siltstone

• Massive to thinly laminated siltstone to fine sandstone with numerous thin shellbeds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: J. G. Begg and H. J. Campbell. 1985. Etalia, a new Middle Triassic (Anisian) bivalve from New Zealand, and its relationship with other pteriomorphs. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 28:725-741 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137811: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 20.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Buchiidae
Etalia johnstoni Begg and Campbell 1985 scallop