Pluto Glacier (Antarctica) (Cretaceous to of Antarctica)

Where: Alexander Island, Antarctica (70.8° S, 68.5° W: paleocoordinates 72.6° S, 45.8° W)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pluto Glacier Formation, Albian to Albian (113.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandstone and siltstone

Primary reference: P. J. Butterworth, J. A. Crame, P. J. Howlett and D. I. M. Macdonald. 1988. Lithostratigraphy of Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous strata of eastern Alexander Island, Antarctica. Cretaceous Research 9(3):249-264 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2079: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 21.06.1999

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida -
Entolium sp. Meek 1865 scallop
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Arcinella sp. Schumacher 1817 jewel box
originally entered as "Aucinella sp."
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Thracia sp. Blainville 1824 clam
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
Cuspidaria sp. Dall 1886 clam
 Belemnitida - Dimitobelidae
"Tetrabelus willeyi" = Dimitobelus (Tetrabelus)
"Tetrabelus willeyi" = Dimitobelus (Tetrabelus) belemnite
 Belemnitida -
cf. Peratobelus oxys belemnite
originally entered as "Peratobelus cf. oxys"
 Ammonitida - Oppeliidae
 Ammonitida - Lytoceratidae
"Eulytoceras sp." = Lytoceras
"Eulytoceras sp." = Lytoceras Suess 1865 ammonite