Discovery of a well‐preserved fossil isopod specimen representing the last three pereonites plus the pleonites and pleotelson permits description of Palaega kakatahi n. sp. from the Tangahoe Formation (mid Pliocene), in the Wanganui Basin, New Zealand. This represents the first confirmed representative of the genus from the fossil record in the Southern Hemisphere.
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Published online: 22 Sep 2010
Feldmann, Rodney; Rust, Seabourne (2006). Palaega Kakatahi n. sp.: the First Record of a Marine Fossil Isopod from the Pliocene of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 49(4) 411-415. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2006.9515177. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/geolpubs/130