Maungataniwha f500 (Cretaceous of New Zealand)

Also known as GS 8281

Where: New Zealand (38.8° S, 179.8° E: paleocoordinates 65.0° S, 167.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Piripauan (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• ?Piripauan

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; medium-grained, gray, blue, calcareous sandstone and shelly/skeletal packstone

• medium sand, moderately hard and moderately calcareous, medium blue-grey with 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 37326: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 11.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Cucullaea sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
"Pterotrigonia pseudocaudata" = Trigonia pseudocaudata
"Pterotrigonia pseudocaudata" = Trigonia pseudocaudata Hector 1886 clam
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
 Neritoina - Neritopsidae
? Neritopsis sp. Grateloup 1832 snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Struthioptera sp. Finlay and Marwick 1937 snail