Story: Fossils

Jurassic fossils (2nd of 3)

Jurassic fossils

During the Jurassic (200–145 million years ago [Ma]), New Zealand was mostly under the sea. Clockwise from top left: the bivalve Sakawairhynchia bartrumi (150 Ma); an ammonite, Lytoceras taharoaense (145 Ma); a snail imprint and its rubber cast, Poroa arata (220 Ma); lobster Mecochirus marwicki; belemnites Belemnopsis aucklandica (150 Ma); and the bivalve Camptonectes grandis.

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

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How to cite this page:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Age of the dinosaurs – Mesozoic', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Hamish Campbell, published 12 Jun 2006