Yorkey 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: Yorkey 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; shelly/skeletal wackestone and sandstone

• "Shallow, nearshore, high energy. Pulverisation of shells by wave action."
• "90-150m. Thinly interbedded biomicrite & FQ quartzose sandstone with rippled and graded laminae & HCS. Massive limestone towards top."

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 40526: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 24.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tentaculitida - Tentaculitidae
Tentaculites sp. von Schlotheim 1820
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
? Cladopora sp. Hall 1851 tabulate coral