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GS 14182, Mangahouanga Stream (V19/f133) (Cretaceous to of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (38.9° S, 176.8° E: paleocoordinates 59.3° S, 168.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Tahora Formation, Piripauan to Piripauan (85.8 - 66.0 Ma)

• Based on the age assigned to the rocks of the surrounding country, determined from molluscan fossils collected from a range of boulders found in the Mangahouanga Stream.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, fine-grained, concretionary, brown sandstone

• The occurrence of terrestrial fossils in marine sediments suggests that the depositional environment was near-shore, and in moderately shallow water, possibly close to a river, draining a forested hinterland, which brought down substantial quantities of plant material and other terrestrial remains in addition to its normal sediment load.
• The specimen was collected as a small brown coloured, fine-grained spherical concretion, 50 mm in diameter

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. Wiffen in 1984; reposited in the IGNS

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: R. C. Craw and J. C. Watt. 1987. An Upper Cretaceous beetle (Coleoptera) from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 17:395-398 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153464: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 20.12.2013

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