SDSM locality V2005-03, Vega Island (Cretaceous of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (61.9° S, 53.6° W: paleocoordinates 60.2° S, 64.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cape Lamb Member (Snow Hill Island Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• Upper Cape Lamb Member of the Snow Hill Island Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• shallow marine

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by American-Argentine team (SDSM)

Primary reference: J. E. Martin, J. F. Sawyer, M. Reguero and J. A. Case. 2007. Occurrence of a young elasmosaurid plesiosaur skeleton from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Antarctica. U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies Short Research Paper 66:1-4 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 140272: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 06.03.2013, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Tylosaurinae indet. Wiliston 1895 mosasaur
Juvenile skull
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Mauisaurus sp. Hector 1874 elasmosaur
SDSM 78156 (a nearly complete, articulated torso, partial paddles, and neck and tail sections)