Dannevirke GS 2474 (Miocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Geological Survey coll. 2474

Where: Dannevirke, New Zealand (40.3° S, 176.2° E: paleocoordinates 47.9° S, 179.8° 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; lithified, shelly/skeletal sandstone

• Listed as "hard shelly limestone". 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 A.R. Lillie (1940)

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 35654: 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
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Cucullaea sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
 Arcida - Limopsidae
Limopsis cf. lawsi King 1933 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Serripecten hutchinsoni Hutton 1873 scallop
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Zenatia sp. Gray 1853 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Dosinia (Raina) bensoni Marwick 1927 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
 Pandorida - Clavagellidae
Clavagella sp. n. sp. Blainville 1817 clam
 Neogastropoda -
Baryspira cf. robusta Marwick 1924 snail
 Stromboidea - Struthiolariidae
Struthiolaria cf. spinosa Hector 1886 snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Sigapatella sp. Lesson 1830 slipper shell
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium solidum Hutton 1873 tusk shell
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae