Big Wave Bay (Hong Kong) Holocene fauna (Holocene of Hong Kong)

Also known as Big Wave Bay rocky shore fauna

Where: Hong Kong (22.3° N, 114.3° E: paleocoordinates 22.2° N, 114.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• "Fossils are encrusted as a thick accumulation of shell material accreted in growth position onto an outcrop of rhyolite and protected from weathering by an overhanging slab"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; hardground siliciclastic sediments

• Lithologic data not specified for this collection. Organisms found in accreted growth position on rhyolitic rock.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Not data about collection techniques provided.

Primary reference: A. M. Davis, J.C. Aitchison, P.G. Flodd, B.S. Morton, R.G.V. Baker and R.J. Haworth. 2000. Late Holocene higher sea-level indicators from the South China coast. Marine Geology 171:1-5 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35033: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• No data about additional fauna elements is given in paper. Enterers opinion that the list is not complete.
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Saccostrea cucullata" = Saccostrea cuccullata
"Saccostrea cucullata" = Saccostrea cuccullata Born 1778 oyster