Dannevirke GS 2903 (Miocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Geological Survey coll. 2903

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; poorly lithified, concretionary, gray, green mudstone

• No lithology listed. 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 Superior Oil Company

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 35661: 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
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Atamarcia cf. curta Hutton 1873 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinoma taylori Powell 1935 clam
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae