Breidhavik section (Pleistocene of Iceland)

Where: Iceland (66.2° N, 17.1° W: paleocoordinates 66.2° N, 17.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: foreshore; lithology not reported

• Deposits probably formed in very shallow water. They are most likely intertidal swash zone deposits or subtidal channel deposits.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk

• Samples of 2-3kg were taken in Baroarson's horizons. Quantitative mollusc analyses were carried out on about 1kg of each sample by picking apart the material.

Primary reference: F. S. MacNeil. 1967. Cenozoic Pectinids of Alaska, Iceland, and Other Northern Regions. Geological survey professional paper [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187067: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 12.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae