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Marine Mollusca of isotope stages of the last 2 million years in New Zealand. Part 3. Gastropoda (Vetigastropoda - Littorinimorpha)
Beu, A.G. (2010). Marine Mollusca of isotope stages of the last 2 million years in New Zealand. Part 3. Gastropoda (Vetigastropoda - Littorinimorpha). J. R. Soc. N.Z. 40(3-4): 59-180. dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.2010.500717
In: Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Royal Society of New Zealand: Wellington. ISSN 0303-6758, more
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Keywords
    Eocene; Marine molluscs; Taxonomy; Littorinimorpha [WoRMS]; Vetigastropoda [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Vetigastropoda; Littorinimorpha

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  • Beu, A.G.

Abstract
    Three new species: Grandicrepidula hemispherica (Nukumaruan, S Hawke's Bay), Pelicaria granttaylori (Mangapanian-early Nukumaruan, Wanganui – Hawke's bay), Pelicaria arahura (Waipipian-early Mangapanian, Westland and Hawke's Bay). Drawings of marine species in Smith's (1874) three plates of New Zealand molluscan types are republished. Further Australian molluscs in Wanganui Basin: Sabia australis (Lamarck), Clanculus plebejus (Philippi), both early Nukumaruan. Further northern New Zealand mollusc in Wanganui Basin: Stephopoma roseum (Quoy & Gaimard), OIS 13, 9. Distinctive gastropods extinct at end Nukumaruan: Struthiolaria frazeri (Hutton), Taxonia suteri (Marwick). Taniella planisuturalis (Marwick) (Opoitian-Nukumaruan, southern NZ) and Trivia (Ellatrivia) zealandica (Kirk) (Nukumaruan, Hawke's Bay-Wanganui; Castlecliffian, North Canterbury) occur in Castlecliffian (OIS 15?) rocks at Whakatane. Cantharidella tessellata (A. Adams) and Risellopsis varia (Hutton), formerly Haweran, are recorded from Nukumaruan and Castlecliffian rocks, respectively. New fossil late Nukumaruan-early Castlecliffian records listed from Mikonui-1 offshore well, Westland, include Malluvium calcareum (Suter) and 10 other species. Other biostratigraphically useful gastropods: Calliostoma (Maurea) nukumaruense (Laws) (Mangapanian-OIS 17); Argobuccinum pustulosum (Lightfoot), Semicassis labiata (Perry) (both earliest in OIS 7). New synonymy: Zeacumantus perplexus (Marshall & Murdoch) = Z. lutulentus (Kiener); Pelicaria vermis (Martyn) = all named Nukumaruan-Recent forms (other than P. rugosa (Marwick) and P. granttaylori n. sp.); Trivia flora Marwick = T. zealandica Kirk. Taxonomy revised: Zelippistes benhami (Suter) (OIS 13 & 9 at Wanganui), distinguished from Lippistes and Separatista; Stiracolpus species, informally; Maoricrypta profunda (Hutton), Waipipian-early Castlecliffian (- OIS 19); M. radiata (Hutton) (= incurva Zittel, = hochetteriana Woods, = wilckensi Finlay), (Middle Miocene?) Tongaporutuan-Opoitian; Eunaticina cincta (Hutton), holotype illustrated.

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