Records of Nautiloidea (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in Otago and Chatham Islands, New Zealand

Jeffrey D. Stilwell, Andrew Grebneff

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Abstract

Mesozoic—Cenozoic shelf deposits throughout the world have a depauperate record of nautiloids when compared to that of other molluscs. The Cretaceous—Tertiary (K-T) boundary record in New Zealand is no exception, with few recorded specimens at any given locality of only a few species. New findings across the K-T boundary in Otago and Chatham Islands, New Zealand, include Eutrephoceras sp. (latest Cretaceous), Eutrephoceras allani (Fleming) (Early—Late Paleocene), and Aturia cf. A. mackayi (Fleming) (Late Paleocene).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-91
Number of pages9
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aturia Otago
  • Chatham Islands
  • Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) boundary
  • Eutrephoceras
  • Fossil Cephalopoda
  • Late Cretaceous
  • Nautiloid
  • New Zealand
  • Paleocene

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