Dannevirke GS 2300 (Miocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Geological Survey coll. 2300

Where: Dannevirke, New Zealand (40.1° S, 176.6° E: paleocoordinates 47.7° S, 179.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ihungia Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified sandstone

• Listed as "sandstone". Formation "consists largely of massive dark-grey, nodular mudstones of slightly green or blue tinge", Lillie (1953)

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: No collection methods provided in text; material likely reposited in IGNS collections, New Zealand. Collected by D.A. Brown (1937)

Primary reference: A.R. Lillie. 1953. The Geology of the Dannevirke Subdivision. New Zealand geological Survey Bulletin 46 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35650: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 02.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Representative list of mollusca, echinoidea, bachiopoda and coelentearata
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Volsella sp. n. sp.
Volsella sp. n. sp. Scopoli 1777 mussel
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Linucula sp." = Nucula (Linucula)
"Linucula sp." = Nucula (Linucula) Marwick 1931 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Neilo cf. sublaevis Marwick 1926 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana aff. andrewi Marwick 1931 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"? Xenophalium sp." = Semicassis
"? Xenophalium sp." = Semicassis Mörch 1852 snail