Maungataniwha f510 (Cretaceous to of New Zealand)

Also known as GS 8206

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; fine-grained, coarse, concretionary, pyritic, gray, calcareous sandstone and shelly/skeletal packstone

• coarse and fine sand, moderately soft and moderately calcareous, medium grey, pyritic, concretionary and weathered 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 37331: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 11.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp. Sowerby 1814 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Callistina sp. Jukes-Browne 1908 venus clam
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
"Pterotrigonia pseudocaudata" = Trigonia pseudocaudata
"Pterotrigonia pseudocaudata" = Trigonia pseudocaudata Hector 1886 clam
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Struthioptera sp. Finlay and Marwick 1937 snail