Ruatoki f518 (Cretaceous to of New Zealand)

Also known as GS6920

Where: New Zealand (38.1° S, 177.1° E: paleocoordinates 78.2° S, 172.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• fossil from boulder not significantly transported

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, blue siltstone and shelly/skeletal packstone

• silt and granular rock, hard and non-calcareous, medium grey-blue with weathered shellbeds

Size class: macrofossils

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 37252: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 09.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
 Pholadida - Pleuromyidae
Pleuromya sp. Agassiz 1845 clam