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Revised descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic Mollusca from Beu and Maxwell (1990)

New Zealand Cenozoic Mollusca

Sectipecten grangei Boreham, 1961


(Pl. 28c): GS9478, N33/f9804, Kaiwara River near "Athol Glen", North Canterbury, late Tongaporutuan (GNS)

Beu & Maxwell (1990): Chapter 13; p. 256; pl. 28 c.

Synonymy: Sectipecten grangei Boreham 1961, p. 660

Classification: Pectinidae

Description: Most characters as in Sectipecten wollastoni (above); differs from S. wollastoni in being a little smaller, in being slightly more obliquely elongate posteroventrally, in being a little less inflated, in having a slightly deeper byssal sinus and, principally, in having much more complexly subdivided sculpture, lacking any undivided, smooth-topped major costae.

Comparison: See under Sectipecten wollastoni.

Distribution: Tongaporutuan; Te Wera Quarry, central Taranaki, late Tongaporutuan (type; Boreham 1961, p. 661); widespread in facies where fine sediment was being bypassed during deposition (greensand, conglomerate, a few limestone beds), mostly in very near-shore facies, in North Taranaki, the Ngamatea Plateau (Napier-Taihape Road), northern Ruahine Range near Kuripapango, northern Wairarapa near Mount Bruce, the Kaiwara River in North Canterbury, and in Callaghan's Greensand in Westland.

Cite this publication as: "A.G. Beu and J.I. Raine (2009). Revised descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic Mollusca from Beu and Maxwell (1990). GNS Science miscellaneous series no. 27."
© GNS Science, 2009
ISBN 978-0-478-19705-1
ISSN 1177-2441
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