Rocket Site, Seymour Island (Eocene of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (64.2° S, 56.7° W: paleocoordinates 64.0° S, 59.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cucullea I Member (La Meseta Formation), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; poorly lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion, original calcite, original chitin

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (float),

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 57762: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Carrie Schweitzer on 21.12.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Lyreidus antarcticus Feldmann and Zinsmeister 1984 crab