Forgotten Limestone, Inangahua Outlier, 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: Forgotten Limestone 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; argillaceous limestone and fine-grained, calcareous sandstone

• "Moderate energy, shallow nearshore."
• "35m. Thinly interbedded muddy limestone and calcareous FG sandstone."

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 40521: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 24.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Crinoidea
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Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida -
Orthida indet. Schuchert and Cooper 1932
Anthozoa
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Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria sp. G├╝rich 1896 horn coral