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 (23 mm), colno 57846
|Dentalium solidum (73 mm), colno 35396
|Dentalium species (24 mm), colno 57733
|Dentalium species (42 mm), colno 57707
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