New Zealand N162/717 (Pliocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Wairarapa N162/717

Where: Wairarapa, New Zealand (41.4° S, 175.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.0° S, 176.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Onoke Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Listed as "blue-gray silts immediately below shell limestone, top of Pelicaria acuminata zone (lower Nukumauan)" NZ stage.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, blue siltstone

• No geologic information listed
• Listed as "blue-gray silts"

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 35695: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 04.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Not an exhaustive taxonomic list of even the mollusca
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
Bathytoma (Micantapex) murdochi snail
SUBSPECIES - Listed as "Micantapex murdochi prior"