Weka Pass (Miocene of New Zealand)

Also known as S68/f0221

Where: New Zealand (43.1° S, 172.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° S, 178.4° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

When: Waiauan (12.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• Pliocene age stated in text, late Miocene age stated in NPC database, Waiauan

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Davis. 1888. On fossil-fish remains from the Tertiary and Cretaceo-Tertiary formations of New Zealand. Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society 4:1-48 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 155343: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 09.04.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Repository in Canterbury Museum
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon