Ulu Peninsula (Miocene of Antarctica)

Where: James Ross Island, Antarctica (63.8° S, 57.9° W: paleocoordinates 63.6° S, 56.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• At least two glacials and an interglacial; marine pro-delta with little glacial influence
• Dominated by sandy to intermediate glaciomarine diamict

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. A. Clark, M. Williams, D. J. Hill, P. G. Quilty, J. L. Smellie, J. A. Zalasiewicz, M. J. Leng and M. A. Ellis. 2013. Fossil proxies of near-shore sea surface temperatures and seasonality from the late Neogene Antarctic shelf. Naturwissenschaften 100:699-722 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/O. Alfaro]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 157594: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.06.2014

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Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Cirripedia -
Cirripedia indet. Rafinesque 1816 barnacle
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Austrochlamys anderssoni Hennig 1911 scallop