Haughs’ Quarry: Duntroonian, New Zealand
collected by Fordyce, Rust, A. Grebneff, and S. Wilson, 1998

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Notorotalia spinosa
Globoquadrina dehiscens (Chapman et al. 1934)
Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Palaeorhynchidae
Aglyptorhynchus hakataramea n. sp.
Mammalia - Cetacea
Horopeta umarere n. gen., n. sp. Tsai and Fordyce 2015
Tsai and Fordyce 2015 1 specimen
Toipahautea waitaki n. gen., n. sp. Tsai and Fordyce 2018
Tsai and Fordyce 2018 1 specimen
OU 21981
Mammalia - Cetacea - Waipatiidae
Otekaikea huata n. sp. Tanaka and Fordyce 2015
Tanaka and Fordyce 2015 1 specimen
Crinoidea - Comatulida - Conometridae
Cypelometra aotearoa Eagle 2007
Eagle 2007
recombined as Rautangaroa aotearoa
Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Thalassometridae
Stenometra otekaikeensis Eagle 2007
Eagle 2007
see common names

Country:New Zealand State/province:South Island County:South Canterbury
Coordinates: 44.7° South, 170.7° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:50.9° South, 174.8° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Oligocene
Stage:Chattian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 4
Key time interval:Duntroonian
Age range of interval:27.30000 - 25.20000 m.y. ago
Formation:Otekaike Limestone
Stratigraphic resolution:formation
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:massive,glauconitic,shelly/skeletal,green,yellow lime mudstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: The lithology is a light green-yellow massive bioclastic limestone that is slightly glauconitic, slightly quartzose, slightly muddy, and contains occasional macroinvertebrates.
Environment:offshore shelf
Geology comments: The setting is interpreted as below storm wave base and of mid- to perhaps outer shelf depth, given a grain size of very fine sand and the lack of bedding that might result from persistent traction currents.
Modes of preservation:adpression
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Abundance in sediment:rare
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical
Collection size:1 specimens
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:OU
Collectors:Fordyce, Rust, A. Grebneff, and S. Wilson, Collection dates:December 1998
Taxonomic list comments:Repository: Geology Museum, University of Otago (OU)
Database number:135847
Authorizer:S. Peters, M. Uhen Enterer:S. McMullen, M. Uhen
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2012-11-11 07:01:47 Last modified:2012-11-10 14:01:47
Access level:the public Released:2012-11-11 07:01:47
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

43475. M. D. Gottfried, R. E. Fordyce, and S. Rust. 2012. A New Billfish (Perciformes, Xiphioidei) from the Late Oligocene of New Zealand. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(1):27-34 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]

Secondary references:

70163 M. K. Eagle. 2007. New fossil crinoids (Articulata: Comatulida) from the Late Oligocene of the Pentland Hills and Hurstlea, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Museum 44:85-110 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
61998 Y. Tanaka and R. E. Fordyce. 2015. A new Oligo-Miocene dolphin from New Zealand: Otekaikea huata expands diversity of the early Platanistoidea. Palaeontologia Electronica 18(2.23A):1-71 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
54736 C.-H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce. 2015. The Earliest Gulp-Feeding Mysticete (Cetacea: Mysticeti) from the Oligocene of New Zealand. Journal of Mammalian Evolution [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
65461 C.-H. Tsai and R. E. Fordyce. 2018. A new archaic baleen whale Toipahautea waitaki (early Late Oligocene, New Zealand) and the origins of crown Mysticeti. Royal Society Open Science 5(4):172453 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]