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Site 2, Vinegar Hill (Miocene of New Zealand)

Where: Otago, New Zealand (44.9° S, 169.7° E: paleocoordinates 49.6° S, 179.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• New Zealand Fossil Record File Number H41/f0111

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithology not reported

• This fauna was deposited in littoral zone lacustrine sediments in a palaeolake some 5600 km2 in area

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy, A. J. D. Tennyson, R. B. Scofield and S. J. Hand. 2013. Early Miocene fossil frogs (Anura: Leiopelmatidae) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 43(4):211-230 [P. Mannion/C. VanBuren] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153885: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Collin VanBuren on 17.01.2014, edited by Richard Butler

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