Where: Prydz Bay, Antarctica (69.0° S, 75.0° E: paleocoordinates 68.2° S, 69.6° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Marine dinocyst other zone, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)
• The proposed Late Eocene age of sediments between 142.5 and 240.36 mbsf at Site 1166 is primarily based on marine dinocyst and acritarch species (see discussion in Macphail and Truswell 2004a).
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone
•The sedimentary record at Site 1166 shows that the sequence spans the transition from preglacial to glacial conditions.
Size class: microfossils
Preservation: original sporopollenin
Collection methods: chemical,
• The material that forms the basis of the present study comes from ODP Site 1166 in Prydz Bay, drilled during Leg 188 of the Ocean Drilling Program.
Primary reference: E. M. Truswell and M. K. Macphail. 2009. Polar forests on the edge of extinction: what does the fossil spore and pollen evidence from East Antarctica say?. Australian Systematic Botany (22)57-106 [C. Jaramillo/C. Jaramillo]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 168823: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Carlos Jaramillo on 30.04.2015
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