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Waipati Creek (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Also known as I40/f334

Where: North Otago, New Zealand (44.9° S, 170.6° E: paleocoordinates 51.1° S, 174.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kokoamu Greensand Formation, Duntroonian (27.3 - 25.2 Ma)

• upper Kokoamu Greensand

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; bioturbated, glauconitic, calcareous sandstone

• heavily bioturbated, massive, weathered green-brown, richly glauconitic, calcareous greensand with sparse macroinvertebrates

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. T. Ksepka, R. E. Fordyce, T. Ando and C. M. Jones. 2012. New fossil penguins (AVes, Sphenisciformes) from the Oligocene of New Zealand reveal the skeletal plan of stem penguins. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(2):235-254 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 125399: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.03.2012

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