Shenk Peak (102 m above base of section) (Triassic of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (85.1° S, 174.8° W: paleocoordinates 81.8° S, 69.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lystrosaurus zone, Fremouw Formation (Beacon Group), Early/Lower Triassic (252.2 - 247.2 Ma)

• 102 m above formational base

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; fine-grained, conglomeratic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. W. Cosgriff, W. R. Hammer, among others in 1977-1978

• WSU = Wayne State University Museum of Natural History, Detroit, Michigan

Primary reference: J. W. Cosgriff and W. R. Hammer. 1984. New material of labyrinthodont amphibians from the Lower Triassic Fremouw Formation of Antarctica. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 4(1):47-56 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136395: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 27.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tetrapoda -
? Austrobrachyops jenseni Colbert and Cosgriff 1974 tetrapod
WSUVP 1014, 1005, 1008