NW Chatham, NPB (Cretaceous to of New Zealand)

Where: Chatham Islands, New Zealand (43.8° S, 176.7° W: paleocoordinates 57.4° S, 140.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Takatika Grit Formation (Tioriori Group), Maastrichtian to Maastrichtian (72.1 - 61.6 Ma)

• "mixed K/T microfossils present"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; glauconitic, phosphatic, volcaniclastic, shelly/skeletal, silty sandstone

• "The Takatika Grist is a distinctive, thin, fossiliferous rock unit, a glauconitic quartzofeldspathic grit made up of sandstone and siltstones with a volcanogenic component"; "in association with phosphorites nodules"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. D. Stilwell, C. P. Consoli, R. Sutherland, S. Salisbury, T. H. Rich, P. A. Vickers-Rich, P. J. Currie and G. J. Wilson. 2006. Dinosaur sanctuary on the Chatham Islands, southwest Pacific: first record of theropods from the K-T boundary Takatika Grit. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 230:243-250 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58497: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 09.02.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
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Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. Owen 1842 dinosaur
GNS CD 578, reID from Theropoda indet.
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. theropod
GNS CD 583