In New Zealand there are a some good localities to collect Miocene fossils. A very good book: "Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand" was presented by A.G.Beu and P.A.Maxwell, drawings by R.C.Brazier, New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Lower Hutt, 1990. A lot of shells can be identified with this publication. Also "Marwick's illustrations of New Zealand shells", edited by C.A.Fleming in 1966, Wellington can be of help. Despite these books it turned out to be very difficult to identify a lot of shells more precise then to the genus. We don't have access to reference collections for these outcrops. When your recognize one of our pictures, please let us know.

Screen 1: Dentaliida
Antalis nana Dentalium solidum
Antalis nana (23 mm), colno 57846
Dentalium solidum (73 mm), colno 35396
Dentalium species Dentalium species
Dentalium species (24 mm), colno 57733
Dentalium species (42 mm), colno 57707
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Dentaliida Fissurelloidea Trochoidea Cirroidea Stromboidea Risooidea Cerithioidea Vermetoidea Xenophoroidea
Janthinoidea Eulimoidea Buccinoidea Columbelloidea Conoidea Mitroidea Volutoidea Muricoidea Naticoidea
Lamellarioidea Calyptraeoidea Tonnoidea Ficoidea Architectonicoidea Acteonoidea Bulloidea Pleurobranchioidea Nuculoidea
Nuculanoidea Arcoidea Limopsoidea Mytiloidea Pinnoidea Limoidea Ostreoidea Pectinoidea Anomioidea
Lucinoidea Carditoidea Crassatelloidea Cardioidea Mactroidea Tellinnoidea Donacoidea Veneroidea Myoidea
Hiatelloidea Pholadoidea Pandoroidea Cuaspidariina