Waitete Bay (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Also known as S10/f9

Where: North Island, New Zealand (36.7° S, 175.4° E: paleocoordinates 46.3° S, 179.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Torehina Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• late Oligocene: Duntroonian or Duntroonian to mid-Waitakian

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; limestone

• sheltered marine environment at deep inner shelf depths (20-50m)
• limestone unit

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. K. Eagle and B. W. Hayward. 1993. Oligocene paleontology and palaeoecology of Waitete Bay, Northern Coromandel Peninsula. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 30:13-26 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 205950: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.10.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Tumidocarcinidae
Tumidocarcinus cf. tumidus Woodward 1876 crab
Maxillopoda
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Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratellidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima paleata file clam
Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis plicatilis Davis 1888 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Odontaspis elegans" = Odontaspis macrota
"Odontaspis elegans" = Odontaspis macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida -
Goniocidaris hebe pencil urchin
 Spatangoida - Loveniidae
"Lovenia tuberculata" = Hemipatagus tuberculatus
"Lovenia tuberculata" = Hemipatagus tuberculatus Peron and Gauthier 1885 heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Eupatagus rostratus d'Archiac 1850 heart urchin
subspecies zitteli
Crinoidea
 Isocrinida - Cainocrinidae
Nielsenicrinus waiteteensis n. sp. Eagle 1993 Sea lily