Karetu Quarry (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Also known as White Rock River Quarry, S67/f27

Where: North Canterbury, New Zealand (43.1° S, 172.5° E: paleocoordinates 49.5° S, 172.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Berrydale Greensand Member (Omihi Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Whaingaroan-Duntroonian stage, Weka Pass Stone; Oligocene

Environment/lithology: deep-water; glauconitic, green limestone

• slow transition from transgression to regression, deep marine
• greenish, glauconitic limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45657: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Vaginulinopsis
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Rotaliatina
  -
Laticarinina
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Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Heterolepidae
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
Euuvigerina
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Lamna incurva" = Odontaspis incurva
"Lamna incurva" = Odontaspis incurva Davis 1888 sand tiger shark
Mammalia
 Cetacea -
Squalodon serratus n. sp. Davis 1888 whale