Koranga Sandstone, Koranga area (Cretaceous of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (38.5° S, 177.3° E: paleocoordinates 80.4° S, 177.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Koranga Sandstone Formation, Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• Korangan

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; conglomerate and silty, conglomeratic sandstone

• conglomerate-breccia overlain by wacke sandstone with minor intraformational breccia, siltstone and conglomerate, fossils in shell-beds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: shellbed

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 37059: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 26.02.2004, edited by Austin Hendy

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Taxonomic list

Maxillopoda
 Scalpelliformes - Calanticidae
Cretiscalpellum cf. glabrum Roemer 1841 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
Maccoyella cf. reflecta Moore 1870 scallop
 Pectinida - Buchiidae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae