Waitahaia Formation, Koranga area (Cretaceous of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (38.5° S, 177.3° E: paleocoordinates 70.1° S, 176.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Waitahaia Formation, Arowhanan (95.2 - 92.1 Ma)

• the "sandstone unit", Arowhanan Stage, upper Cenomanian to lower Turonian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, medium, gray, blue, argillaceous sandstone

• Bedded fine to medium grained muddy and poorly sorted blue-grey sandstone

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 37060: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 26.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Myalinida - Inoceramidae