Himalia Ridge2 (Antarctica) (Cretaceous of Antarctica)

Where: Alexander Island, Antarctica (70.8° S, 68.5° W: paleocoordinates 61.5° S, 32.4° W)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Himalia Ridge Formation, Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandstone and conglomerate

Primary reference: P. J. Butterworth, J. A. Crame, P. J. Howlett and D. I. M. Macdonald. 1988. Lithostratigraphy of Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous strata of eastern Alexander Island, Antarctica. Cretaceous Research 9(3):249-264 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2075: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 21.06.1999

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Taxonomic list

 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya sp. Sowerby 1823 clam
 Trigoniida - Myophorelloidae
Myophorella sp. Bayle 1878 clam
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramus sp. Sowerby 1814 clam
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
Grammatodon sp. Meek and Hayden 1860 clam
 Phylloceratida - Phylloceratidae
 Ammonitida - Neocomitidae