Fossil kōura (Paranephrops ?planifrons White 1842) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastacidae) from the Nukumaruan marginal-marine Hautotara Formation, southeastern Wairarapa

  title={Fossil kōura (Paranephrops ?planifrons White 1842) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastacidae) from the Nukumaruan marginal-marine Hautotara Formation, southeastern Wairarapa},
  author={Katie S. Collins and Annemieke L. H. Hendriks and Michael F. Gazley},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics},
  pages={143 - 146}
ABSTRACT Here we report an early Pleistocene occurrence of the New Zealand freshwater crayfish (kōura) Paranephrops White 1842 in the marginal-marine sediments of the Hautotara Formation, southeastern Wairarapa. The disarticulated parts are tentatively assigned to P. ?planifrons. This, to our knowledge, is the first fossil occurrence attributable to an extant species of Paranephrops, and only the second fossil occurrence of Paranephrops reported in the literature. This find provides a maximum… 
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