Station 127 [Futuna Limestone] (Miocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (17.2° S, 179.0° E: paleocoordinates 17.2° S, 178.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Futuna Limestone Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Futuna Limestone, which overlies the Lau volcanics (?Early-Middle Miocene), and are overlain by the Koro Mbasanga volcanics (?Late Miocene). AGE: Lower Miocene according to Ladd (1945), and stage "f" of Van der Vlerk. Ladd's age is based on lyellian percentages so should be treated with caution. Lad (1966, 1972, 1977, 1982) appear to suggest a Middle Miocene age, which is adopted here. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Unknown environment, though presumably shallow water carbonate.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown lithology, though from limestone unit. LITHIFICATION: Presumed lithified, as stated to be limestone, cliff forming, and with limited diversity.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: H.S. Ladd and E.J. Hoffmeister, presumably with others. REPOSITORY: Unknown, possibly the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, or the USNM.

Primary reference: H. S. Ladd and J. E. Hoffmeister. 1945. Geology of Lau, Fiji. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 181 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68187: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 07.01.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COMPLETENESS: Exhaustive for echinoidea, gastropoda, bivalvia, bryozoa, brachiopoda, and decapoda. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, although somewhat antiquated. Regular use of subgenera and species level identifications. Nomenclature vetted by A. Hendy (1/2007).
 Spatangoida - Loveniidae
Lovenia gigantea heart urchin