GS #3242 - Exe Creek, Canterbury (Oligocene of New Zealand)

Also known as Collection #3045 (Hendy PhD)

Where: New Zealand (44.2° S, 170.7° E: paleocoordinates 50.5° S, 174.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Otekaike Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Otekaike Limestone? From limestone of Waitakian age. No lithostratigraphic data stated in text. AGE: Waitakian = Chattian-earliest Aquitanian.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; unlithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data provided in text. Offshore-marine (mid-outer shelf) siliciclastic environment [Hendy].
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Soft, friable, shell limestone with many brachiopods. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, assumed based on facies description (friable, soft).

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the IGNS

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTOR: Collected by H.W. Wellman (1944). REPOSITORY: Collection probably reposited in New Zealand Geological Survey (IGNS) collections, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Primary reference: H. W. Wellman. 1953. The Geology of the Geraldine Subdivision. New Zealand Geological Survey bulletin 50 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67599: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.11.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda, bivalvia, and scaphopoda. Brachiopods and corals also listed. NOMENCLATURE: Somewhat antiquated and from standard publication, though identified to species and subgeneric resolution. IDENTIFICATION: Identified by J. Marwick.
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lentipecten hochstetteri Zittel 1864 scallop
 Neogastropoda -
Baryspira cf. robusta Marwick 1924 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Maoricrypta wikcjebsu slipper shell
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium aff. solidum Hutton 1873 tusk shell