Also known as Geological Survey coll. 488
Where: Central Otago, New Zealand (45.0° S, 170.1° E: paleocoordinates 51.2° S, 175.5° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Naseby Greensand Formation (Stranraer Group), Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)
• Described in text as from units of the Naseby Series (now Naseby Greensand), part of the Pareora Formation of Hutton (1875). From Bishop (1979): Naseby Greensand (Stranraer Group) is approximatey 250-300 m thick, underlain by metamorphosed schist or siltstone of the Eocene Swinburn Formation (Stranraer Group), and overlain conformably by current-bedded quartz sands and gravels of the late Oligocene/early Miocene Wedderburn Formation (Stranraer Group).
•Bishop, D.G. 1979: Sheet 135, Ranfurly (1st ed.) "Geological Map of New Zealand 1:63 360". N.Z. Dept. Sci. Ind. Res., Wellington
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, sideritic sandstone
•From Bishop (1975): The greensand is a coarse and quartzose, with common bands, nodules and patches of limnoite,, and with thin lensoid beds of angular quartz pebbles.....Macrofossils are numerous.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Collected by McKay, 1883.
Primary reference: J. H. Williamson. 1939. The Geology of the Naseby Subdivision, Central Otago. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 39 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 35115: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.11.2003
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