Ruatoki f520 (Jurassic to of New Zealand)

Also known as GS6921

Where: New Zealand (38.1° S, 177.1° E: paleocoordinates 79.1° S, 174.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Jurassic to Late/Upper Jurassic (163.5 - 145.0 Ma)

• fossil from boulder not significantly transported

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• pebble conglomerate, moderately hard and non-calcareous, medium grey-blue with weathered shellbeds, marine shell conglomerate

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 37254: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 09.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp. Sowerby 1814 clam
 Pectinida - Buchiidae
? Aucellina sp. Pompeckj 1901 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
? Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
? Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805