An ichthyosaur fragment from the Cretaceous of Northland, New Zealand

Show simple item record Sachs, S. en Grant-Mackie, J.A. en 2009-08-25T05:59:31Z en 2009-08-25T05:59:31Z en 2003 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 33 (1), 307-314. 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 0303-6758 en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-0037741193 en
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dc.description.abstract The rostrum fragment of an ichthyosaur from Northland in New Zealand is described. The specimen appears to belong to the genus Platypterygius. It is the first Mesozoic marine vertebrate fossil reported from Northland and the first cranial element of a Cretaceous ichthyosaur from New Zealand. The fragment is, unfortunately, of uncertain provenance and could have come from the widespread Northland Allochthon (Early Cretaceous-Oligocene) or the allochthonous Houhora Complex (late Early Cretaceous) or Whatuwhiwhi Formation (latest Early to Late Cretaceous), perhaps by way of initial derivation from the Early Miocene Omapere Conglomerate. en
dc.publisher Royal Society Of New Zealand en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand en
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dc.title An ichthyosaur fragment from the Cretaceous of Northland, New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::210000 Science-General en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 307 en
pubs.volume 33 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Royal Society of New Zealand en
pubs.end-page 314 en

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