New Zealand N162/629 (Miocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Wairarapa N162/629

Where: Wairarapa, New Zealand (41.1° S, 175.8° E: paleocoordinates 48.7° S, 180.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Altonian? NZ stage. No stratigraphic data listed other than "basal beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, blue sandstone and gray, blue mudstone

• No geologic information listed
• Listed as "blue-gray sandstone and mudstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: No collection details listed. Material reposited in IGNS collections (formerly NZ Geol. Surv. coll.'s). Collected by Victoria University graduate students and P. Vella (1948-1954).

Primary reference: P. Vella. 1954. Tertiary Mollusca from South-East Wairarapa. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 81(4):539-555 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35688: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 04.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Not an exhaustive taxonomic list of even the mollusca