Dannevirke GS 2759 (Miocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Geological Survey coll. 2759

Where: Dannevirke, New Zealand (40.0° S, 176.4° E: paleocoordinates 47.6° S, 179.7° 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, calcareous sandstone

• Listed as "limey 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 A.R. Lillie (1941)

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 35659: 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
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymerita cf. robusta Marwick 1923 clam
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Cucullaea sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Milthona sp. Marwick 1931 clam
Divaricella sp. Martens 1880 clam
Lucinoma taylori Powell 1935 clam
Gastropoda
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Euspinacassis sp." = Echinophoria
"Euspinacassis sp." = Echinophoria Sacco 1890 snail