Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
01 Nov 2004
 | 01 Nov 2004

Two new species of the dinoflagellate cyst genus Carpatella Grigorovich, 1969 from the Cretaceous–Tertiary transition in New Zealand

Pi Suhr Willumsen

Abstract. A palynological study of Upper Cretaceous and Lower Paleocene sections from South Island, New Zealand, revealed the presence of two new species of Carpatella: Carpatella septata sp. nov. and Carpatella truncata sp. nov. Both species are stratigraphically important and the first occurrence of C. septata is a significant uppermost Maastrichtian event. Carpatella truncata is restricted to a narrow stratigraphical interval in the lowest Paleocene.