East of Wairoa Stream (Pleistocene of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (39.8° S, 174.6° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° S, 174.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• The brachiopods were collected from the basal conglomerate that rests on the Hauriri Terrace. The terraces have been dated using a combination of techniques [fission-track dating, radiocarbon dating, amino acid racemization, and a terrace-deformation model - (Pillans 1990)], and the age of the Hauriri Terrace is interpreted as approximately 80 ka. The basal conglomerate would have been deposited pene-contemporaneously with the formation of the terrace which is richly fossiliferous in places. The fossils are present along a 35-m section of vertical cliff, in a narrow, impersistent, pebbly and conglomeratic bed that has a maximum thickness of approximately 0.2 m at this locality and is situated about 2 m above the present beach level.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; unlithified conglomerate

• The fossils were deposited at or below low-tide level off an open eroding coast.
• "Unconsolidated sediments"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Primary reference: G. B. Curry. 1999. Original shell colouration in late Pleistocene terebratulid brachiopods from New Zealand. Palaeontologia Electronica 2(2):1-31 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190519: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratellidae
"Terebratella sanguinea" = Magasella sanguinea, Calloria inconspicua
"Terebratella sanguinea" = Magasella sanguinea Leach 1814
Calloria inconspicua Sowerby 1846
 Rhynchonellida - Notosariidae
Notosaria nigricans Sowerby 1846
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop