Trace fossils Zoophycos and Chondrites from the tertiary of New Zealand

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Abstract

Two new trace-fossil occurrences are described from the New Zealand Tertiary succession. They consist of a large variety of Zoophycos from the Oligocene near Murchison, and the association of a large and small variety of Chondrites from the Lower - Middle Paleocene of the Wairarapa. Also, fucoidal markings in the Upper Paleocene - Lower Eocene of the Wairarapa are identified as sections across the Zoophycos septa. The Zoophycos structures are interpreted as the product of systematic mining activity by a worm-like animal in the sediment. Similar Chondrites associations occur in flysch sediments of Austria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-214
Number of pages7
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes

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