Dannevirke GS 2426 (Miocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Geological Survey coll. 2426

Where: Dannevirke, New Zealand (40.3° S, 176.2° E: paleocoordinates 44.4° S, 177.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mapiri Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Formation "beds overlying the Tutamoe Formation....Pourerere Fault ...brings Mapiri beds against Ihungia beds", Lillie (1953)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, gray, silty sandstone

• No geologic data provided in text
• Listed as "fine-grey, muddy sandstone". Formation "consists chiefly of mudstone, usually containing fragments of pumice, interstratified with occasional bands of white tuff", 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 (1940)

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 35769: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Representative list of mollusca, echinoidea, bachiopoda and coelentearata