Auckland GS 7589 (Oligocene to of New Zealand)

Also known as New Zealand N34/516

Where: North Auckland, New Zealand (36.3° S, 174.3° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° S, 177.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Waitemata Group, Late/Upper Oligocene to Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Listed as "basal portion of the Waitemata Group"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; coarse-grained, pebbly conglomerate

• Collections originate from "basal portion of the Waitemata Group, in the coase basal conglomerate and intercalated grit beds, where these are in contact with the greywackes of the Waipapa Group".
• Listed as "Coarse conglomerate and boulder beds with intecalated dark grits"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Also mentioned as present are "large oysters, Polyzoa, indeterminate corals"; collected by D.F. Squires and E.N. Milligan (1959)

Primary reference: D.F. Squires. 1962. A scleractinian coral faunule from Cape Rodney. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 5:508-514 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35735: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• No a complete taxonomic list
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Cyathoseris sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Leptoseris sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral