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Croc Site L1, Mata Creek, H41/f84 (Miocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Island, New Zealand (44.9° S, 169.8° E: paleocoordinates 49.7° S, 179.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Casuarinaceae pollen zone, Bannockburn Formation (Manuherikia Group), Altonian (19.0 - 15.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; medium-grained, coarse, silty sandstone and siltstone

• from Miocene Lake Manuherikia, which extended > 5,600 square km
• "5–10 cm thick bed of silty medium–coarse pale sand, with silt rip-up clasts laid down on a similar thickness of clean pale sands."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying, sieve,

• MNZ, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy, A. J. D. Tennyson, C. Jones, J. A. McNamara, and B. J. Douglas. 2007. Miocene waterfowl and other birds from central Otago, New Zealand. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 5(1):1-39 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 126289: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.04.2012, edited by Richard Butler

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