Hampden Beach (Paleocene of New Zealand)

Also known as J42/f0956

Where: South Island, New Zealand (45.3° S, 170.8° E: paleocoordinates 57.0° S, 161.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Moeraki Formation, Teurian (66.0 - 55.8 Ma)

• late Paleocene (late Teurian, local stratigraphic level NZP522, which has an absolute age of 55.5.-59.5 million years, a matrix sample taken from the fossil (GNS Science sample L29126) contained a specimen of the dinoflagellate Palaeocystodinium australinum and an unnamed dinoflagellate taxon that support a Teurian age for this sample

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Mayr, R. P. Scofield, V. L. De Pietri and A. J. D. Tennyson. 2017. A Paleocene penguin from New Zealand substantiates multiple origins of gigantism in fossil Sphenisciformes. Nature Communication 8:1927 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190583: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Sphenisciformes -
Kumimanu biceae n. gen. n. sp.
Kumimanu biceae n. gen. n. sp. Mayr et al. 2017 penguin
NMNZ S.45877