IAA 6/93, Seymour Island (Eocene of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (64.2° S, 56.6° W: paleocoordinates 64.3° S, 58.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Submeseta Member (La Meseta Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Based on dinoflagellate biostrat and Sr isotopes (Douglas et al., 2014)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; poorly lithified, glauconitic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. M. Feldmann, C. E. Schweitzer, and S. A. Marenssi. 2003. Decapod crustaceans from the Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctica: a model for preservation of decapods. Journal of the Geological Society, London 160:151-160 [C. Schweitzer/C. Schweitzer/C. Schweitzer]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 191734: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.02.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Tumidocarcinidae
Tumidocarcinus foersteri Aguirre-Urreta 1995 crab