Kōrero: Fossils

Cenozoic fossils (2 o 3)

Cenozoic fossils

The last 65 million years is referred to as the Cenozoic. Clockwise from top left: a scallop from Kauarapoa valley, Whanganui (3 million years ago [Ma]); a crab with its claw clearly visible; a Spinomelon spinosa shell from the head of Lake Waitaki (26 Ma); a mollusc, Murex octogonus, from Castlecliff, near Whanganui; a scaphopod, Dentalium otamaringaense, from Waiau stream (8 Ma); and a fossil leaf from Wharariki Beach Road, Golden Bay.

These fossils are part of the GNS Science National Paleontological Collection.

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GNS Science
Photograph by Alastair McLean

Permission of GNS Science must be obtained before any use of this image.

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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/photograph/9032/cenozoic-fossils (accessed 17 December 2019)

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