New Zealand is a country with hundreds of fossil sites. There are deposits from a range of periods. The easiest one to visit is on the North Island near Whanganui at Castlecliff. Here good Pleistocene shells can be found. A very good book was presented by:
A.G.Beu and P.A.Maxwell, drawings by R.C.Brazier, 1990
"Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand"
New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Lower Hutt
|Muricopsis octogonus (62 mm)||Poirieria zelandica (47 mm)|
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