Where: Fiji (18.5° S, 178.5° E: paleocoordinates 18.4° S, 178.5° 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: Basal foraminiferal limestone.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lithified limestone
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 68314: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Austin Hendy on 15.01.2007
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