Lankey Limestone, 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: Lankey Limestone Formation, 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; limestone and sandstone

• "High energy, shallow clear water."
• "93-110m. Massive, coarse biorudites; some interbedded stratified shelly limestone. Well-sorted quartzarenite unit in middle of formation."

Collection methods: See PBDB coll. 25785 for reef fauna.

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 40524: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 24.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Actinopteria sp.2 Hall 1884 oyster
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Fenestella sp.2 Lonsdale 1839
 Cystoporida - Fistuliporidae
 Trepostomata -
"? Lioclema reeftonensis" = Leioclema2
"? Lioclema reeftonensis" = Leioclema2
Conodonta
  -
Pteraspidomorphi
 Heterostraci - Thelodontidae
Nostolepis striata1 jawless fish
Nostolepis gracilis1 jawless fish
Acanthodii
 Climatiiformes -
Gomphonchus sp.1 Gross 1971 spiny fish
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet.2 Miller 1821 Sea lily
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Meganterididae
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites cf. carmini2 tabulate coral
"Favosites sp. cf. Emmonsia carmini (Stewart)"
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnopora reeftonensis2 tabulate coral
cf. Cladopora sp.2 Hall 1851 tabulate coral
genus listed as "Cladophora"
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria allani2 horn coral
Hexagonaria sp.2 G├╝rich 1896 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
"Zaphrentis sp." = Zaphrenthis2
"Zaphrentis sp." = Zaphrenthis2 Rafinesque and Clifford 1820 horn coral
 Stauriida - Eridophyllidae
Stromatoporoidea
 Stromatoporida - Stromatoporidae
Stromatopora cf. hupschii2
listed as "Stromatospora"
 Clathrodictyida - Tienodictyidae