Palaega Kakatahi n. sp.: the First Record of a Marine Fossil Isopod from the Pliocene of New Zealand
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Crustacea, Isopoda, Cirolanidae, paleoecology, Palaega kakatahi n. sp., new taxonomic name, Pliocene, New Zealand
Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology
Discovery of a well‐preserved fossil isopod specimen representing the last three pereonites plus the pleonites and pleotelson permits description of Palaega kakatahi n. sp. from the Tangahoe Formation (mid Pliocene), in the Wanganui Basin, New Zealand. This represents the first confirmed representative of the genus from the fossil record in the Southern Hemisphere.
Feldmann, Rodney M. and Rust, Seabourne (2006). Palaega Kakatahi n. sp.: the First Record of a Marine Fossil Isopod from the Pliocene of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 49(4), 411-415. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2006.9515177 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/geolpubs/130