Presqu'île Mara NC/f172 (Permian of New Caledonia)

Where: New Caledonia (21.7° S, 165.7° E: paleocoordinates 21.7° S, 165.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Mara Formation (Teremba Group), Changhsingian (254.2 - 252.2 Ma)

• "The Mara Formation may be correlated with the range zone of Trabeculatia trabeculum in New Zealand. This is as yet very poorly defined but it falls at least in part, within the "Puruhauan Stage" which is regarded by Waterhouse as correlative with the Dzhulfian."

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: H. J. Campbell. 1984. New records and taxa of Permian and Triassic fossils from New Caledonia and New Zealand. Alcheringa 8:151-167 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39933: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Ichnofauna present.
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Atomodesmatidae
Trabeculatia trabeculum Waterhouse 1963 clam
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Attenuatella sp. Stehli 1954
Scyphozoa
 Conulariida - Conulariidae
Paraconularia caledonica n. sp. Campbell 1984 jellyfish