Kōrero: Fossils

Cenozoic rocks

Cenozoic rocks

The Cenozoic is the past 65 million years. By far the most common fossils in New Zealand are Cenozoic bivalves and gastropods. These are widely found in marine sedimentary rocks throughout the country. (This map shows all Cenozoic rocks in New Zealand, not all of which contain fossils.)

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Source: GNS Science

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Age of mammals – Cenozoic', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/9031/cenozoic-rocks (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Hamish Campbell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006