Title

Palaega Kakatahi n. sp.: the First Record of a Marine Fossil Isopod from the Pliocene of New Zealand

Publication Title

New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics

Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/00288306.2006.9515177

Keywords

Crustacea, Isopoda, Cirolanidae, paleoecology, Palaega kakatahi n. sp., new taxonomic name, Pliocene, New Zealand

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

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.

Comments

Published online: 22 Sep 2010


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