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.

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