S26, Seymour Island (Eocene of Antarctica)

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

• coordinate stated in text

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

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; poorly lithified, conglomeratic mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite, original chitin

Collection methods: deposited in La Plata

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 57758: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Carrie Schweitzer on 21.12.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda -
? Brachyura indet. Latreille 1802 crab
?Crab