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J40/f190 - Waihao River [Kokoamu Greensand] (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Canterbury, New Zealand (44.8° S, 171.0° E: paleocoordinates 51.0° S, 174.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Kokoamu Greensand Formation, Chattian (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• late Waingaroan or early Duntroonian; lower Kokoamu Greensand

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified, calcareous sandstone

• outer shelf to relatively shallow mid-shelf over time
• marly greensands

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. E. Fordyce. 1991. A new look at the fossil vertebrate record of New Zealand. Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia 1191-1316 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100670: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.12.2010

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