Cockburn Island (Pliocene of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (64.2° S, 56.9° W: paleocoordinates 64.1° S, 56.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• strontium and diatom stratigraphy

Environment/lithology: marine; conglomerate and sandstone

• ice-free interglacial marine, shallower than 100 m
• Intrbedded fossiliferous conglomerate

•and sandstone containing clasts exclusively from JRIVG

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 157608: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.06.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Cirripedia -
Cirripedia indet. Rafinesque 1816 barnacle
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Austrochlamys sp. Jonkers 2003 scallop