A seminar by Amber Coste – Geology Department, University of Otago The New Zealand fossil record includes 3 named dolphin species with procumbent teeth (one Waipatia and two Otekaikea). Three new species, based on specimens OU 22397, OU 22126 and OU 22262, also carrying tusk-like teeth, have been studied and described. These dolphins are from the Kokoamu Greensand and Otekaike Limestone (Chattian, ~26 Ma, to basal Aquitanian, ~23 Ma), of the Waitaki region.
The unique features of their anatomy are presented, including a detailed look at the function and use of their teeth, their skulls, their jaws and post-cranial material.
Key topics: fossil dolphin; New Zealand fossil record; functional anatomy; procumbent teeth
The talk will also be available live via Zoom at the following link: https://otago.zoom.us/j/9687781320?pwd=dHZDSEtEOEJSeGx4MTM3RjJhQ3FSdz09
|Date||Wednesday, 31 March 2021|
|Time||1:00pm - 1:50pm|
|Audience||All University,Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni|
|Location||Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, University of Otago, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Geology Office|