Longing Gap (Jurassic of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (64.4° S, 59.0° W: paleocoordinates 54.9° S, 35.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Longing Member (Nordenskjold Formation), Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• The Nordenskjold Formation has at times also been called the Ameghino Formation, at its type locality.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (siliceous); black shale and tuff

• "deposited in a barred anoxic basin within an active tectonic zone ... an active magmatic arc.
• "c. 450 m of alternatnig black shales and tuffs"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1987-1988; reposited in the BAS

Primary reference: P. Doyle and E. V. Shakides. 2004. The Jurassic belemnite suborder Belemnotheutina. Palaeontology 47(4):983-998 [P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187633: authorized by Phil Novack-Gottshall, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 06.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Belemnitida - Belemnotheutidae
Antarctiteuthis donovani n. gen. n. sp.
Antarctiteuthis donovani n. gen. n. sp. Doyle and Shakides 2004 belemnite