Kaiwhekea katiki


Species

K. katiki

Author

Cruickshank and Fordyce, 2002

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Plesiosauroidea
Elasmosauridae
Aristonectinae

Age

Boundary between Upper and Lower Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous

Formation

Lower to Middle Katiki Formation, Dimitobelus hectori Zone (for belemnites) Palaeocystodinium granulatum Subzone (for dinoflagellates)

Type location

Shore platform at Shag Point (45* 28' S, 170* 49'E) north of the Shag River Mouth, North Otago, South Island, New Zealand

Type specimen

OU 12649, an almost complete skull, almost complete vertebral column minus the posterior caudal vertebrae, almost complete ribcage, some gastralia, partial pelvic girdle and associated right hindlimb and fragmentary left hindlimb.

Referred material

None