Bluecliffs (Miocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Canterbury, New Zealand (44.5° S, 171.0° E: paleocoordinates 50.2° S, 176.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Mount Harris Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• The fossil was recovered from near the top of the “cliff section”, which is constrained by strontium age estimates of 21.7 Ma and 20.5 Ma [182].

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. G. Marx and R. E. Fordyce. 2015. Baleen boom and bust: a synthesis of mysticete phylogeny, diversity and disparity. Royal Society Open Science 2:140434 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189025: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea -
aff. Isanacetus sp. Kimura and Ozawa 2002 whale
OU 22705