Lake Ferry (Pliocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Reef 835

Where: New Zealand (41.4° S, 175.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° S, 175.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Local stage: Waitotaroan (lower Pliocene)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basin reef; poorly lithified bafflestone

• Coral thicket, 45 cm thick, 9 m wide

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. F. Squires. 1964. Fossil coral thickets in Wairarapa, New Zealand. Journal of Paleontology 38:904-915 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34849: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 07.10.2003, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima sp. Bruguière 1797 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea chilensis Philippi 1844 oyster
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Pratulum pulchellum" = Nemocardium (Pratulum)
"Pratulum pulchellum" = Nemocardium (Pratulum) cockle
 Rhynchonellida - Notosariidae
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Lophelia parvisepta Tenison-Woods 1880 stony coral