Waipara River, Laidmore Formation (Cretaceous of New Zealand)

Also known as S68/314, 318-9, 766, 1254

Where: South Island, New Zealand (43.1° S, 172.6° E: paleocoordinates 58.1° S, 150.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Globotruncana circumnodifer foram zone, Laidmore Formation, Haumurian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• Prognathodon waiparaensis "collected from 6m below the top of the Laidmore Formation"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by P. N. Webb; reposited in the CM

Primary reference: S. P. Welles and D. R. Gregg. 1971. Late Cretaceous marine reptiles of New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 9(1):1-111 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 106757: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 29.03.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• 102 species of foraminifera known from this unit
 Globigerinina - Globigerinelloididae
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
 Globigerinina - Heterohelicidae
Heterohelix striata Ehrenberg 1840
Heterohelix globulosa Ehrenberg 1840
 Globigerinina - Guembelitriidae
 Globigerinina - Rugoglobigerinidae
 Textulariina - Verneuilinidae
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Valvulinidae
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Acmea-like gastropods
Chondrichthyes
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus sp. Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet. Müller 1846
vertebrae
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Prognathodon waiparaensis Welles and Gregg 1971 mosasaur