Maungataniwha f507 (Cretaceous to of New Zealand)

Also known as GS 8205

Where: New Zealand (38.8° S, 179.8° E: paleocoordinates 58.2° S, 164.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Piripauan to Piripauan (85.8 - 66.0 Ma)

• Piripauan-Haumurian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coarse and medium sand, moderately soft and moderately calcareous, carbonaceous, medium grey 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 37329: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 11.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Carditida - Crassatellidae
? Anthonya sp. Gabb 1864 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
"Pterotrigonia pseudocaudata" = Trigonia pseudocaudata
"Pterotrigonia pseudocaudata" = Trigonia pseudocaudata Hector 1886 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae