Murray Creek Fmn, Inangahua & Waitahu Outliers, Reefton area, New Zealand (Devonian of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (42.1° S, 171.9° E: paleocoordinates 23.1° S, 178.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Murray Creek Formation (Reefton Group), Emsian (407.6 - 393.3 Ma)

• Reefton Group is not very well dated, as there are few correlatable fossils.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and siltstone

• "High energy shoreface, beach and back-beach. Possibly short-lived lagoonal."
• "650+ m. FG-MG orthoquartzites with bioturbated muddy sandstones towards the base. Rare grey siltstone horizons up to 15m thick. Rare red sandstones and siltstones."

Primary reference: M. A. Bradshaw. 1999. Lower Devonian bivalves from the Reefton Group, New Zealand. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 20:1-171 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40520: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 24.06.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Burmeisteria sp.1 Salter 1865 trilobite
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Ptychopteria sp. Hall 1883 oyster
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
 Pholadomyida -
 Nuculida - Praenuculidae
Nuculodonta sp. Liljedahl 1983 clam
 Nuculida -
Notonucula madida n. sp. clam
Notonucula orilla n. sp. clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Phestia arenacea n. sp. pointed nut clam
Phestia sp. Chernyshev 1951 pointed nut clam
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
Euomphalidae sp.2 de Koninck 1881 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
Loxonematidae sp.2 Koken 1889 snail
 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp.1 von Schlotheim 1820
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Terebratulida - Cryptonellidae
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae
 Ichnofossils -
Skolithos sp.1 Haldemann 1840
Rusophycus sp.1 Hall 1852