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Waipara River M34/f453 (Paleocene of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (43.1° S, 172.6° E: paleocoordinates 54.8° S, 159.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Waipara Greensand Formation, Selandian (61.7 - 58.7 Ma)

• "a well-preserved calcareous nannofossil assemblage... [indicates] that the age is high in the lower Teurian local stage" and "no younger" than lower Selandian, with an exact estimate of "60.5-61.6 Ma"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: Canterbury Museum collection

Primary reference: K. E. Slack, C. M. Jones, T. Ando, G. L. Harrison, R. E. Fordyce, U. Arnason, and D. Penny. 2006. Early penguin fossils, plus mitochondrial genomes, calibrate avian evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23(6):1144-1155 [O. Will/O. Will] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68822: authorized by Oliver Will, entered by Oliver Will on 08.02.2007, edited by John Alroy, Philip Mannion and Mark Uhen

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