R13/f6864 - Waikato South Head [Glen Massey Fm] (Paleogene of New Zealand)

Also known as N51/f0864

Where: New Zealand (37.4° S, 174.7° E: paleocoordinates 48.5° S, 179.9° E)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Glen Massey Formation, Whaingaroan (34.3 - 27.3 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Glen Massey Formation. AGE: lower Whaingaroan (early Oligocene), on the basis of macrofossil biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position in unit.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, medium-grained, calcareous sandstone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Calcareous medium sand. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Balance, Grant-Mackie in 1960

• COLLECTOR: Ballance, P.F.; Grant-Mackie, J.A. REPOSITORY: Auckland University, New Zealand

Primary reference: R. A. Henderson. 1975. Cenozoic Spatangoid Echinoids from New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 46:1-129 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155806: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 02.05.2014

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to Spatangoida. Other taxonomic groups (e.g., foraminifera) are probably present. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative nomenclature, although somewhat antiquated.
Echinoidea
 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: Eupatagus rostratus zitteli