Waimana River (Cretaceous to of New Zealand)

Also known as Waiotahi Valley Lower Waimana

Where: New Zealand (38.3° S, 177.2° E: paleocoordinates 78.3° S, 173.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• basal unit of the Cretaceous rocks in this area, overlying unconformably rocks of the Torlesse Supergroup

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; shelly/skeletal, conglomeratic, calcareous sandstone and gray, blue, calcareous siltstone

• shelf-depositeed sandstone and siltstone
• dark blue-grey siltstones, wacke sandstone, and variable grainsize sandstone, some thin conglomerate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: I. A. Speden. 1973. Distribution, stratigraphy and stratigraphic relationships of Cretaceous sediments, western Raukumara Peninsula, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 16(2):243-268 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37057: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 26.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
"Inoceramus cf. neocomiensis" = Neocomiceramus neocomiensis
"Inoceramus cf. neocomiensis" = Neocomiceramus neocomiensis d'Orbigny 1845 clam
 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
Maccoyella sp. scallop
n. sp.
 Pholadida - Pleuromyidae
Pleuromya sp. Agassiz 1845 clam
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
 Trigoniida -