Castle Hill Station (Miocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Island, New Zealand (43.2° S, 171.7° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° S, 178.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Oamaru Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• Pareora System, Awatere series, Oamaru formation

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 202915: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.07.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis, "Oxyrhina acuminata" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
"Oxyrhina acuminata" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis arcuatus Davis 1888 eagle ray
Myliobatis plicatilis Davis 1888 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon angustidens" = Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens
"Carcharodon angustidens" = Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Oxyrhina recta" = Isurus retroflexus
"Oxyrhina recta" = Isurus retroflexus Agassiz 1843 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis contortidens Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis exigua Davis 1888 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Galeocerdo aculeatus" = Carcharias (Prionodon) aculeatus Davis 1888 blue shark
Galeocerdo davisi Chapman and Pritchard 1904 tiger shark
 Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae
"Lamna lanceolata" = Pristiophorus lanceolata, "Trygon ensifer" = Ikamauius ensiler
"Lamna lanceolata" = Pristiophorus lanceolata Davis 1888 saw shark
"Trygon ensifer" = Ikamauius ensiler Davis 1888 saw shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notidanus marginalis Davis 1888 cow shark
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sargus laticonus Davis 1888