Oliver Bluffs, Transantarctic Mntns. (Pliocene of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (85.0° S, 170.0° W: paleocoordinates 85.3° S, 170.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Meyer Desert Formation (Sirius Group), Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: glacial; pebbly sandstone and mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original carbon

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Brown. 1956. Ivory-nut palm from Late Tertiary of Ecuador. Science 123(3208):1131-1132 [E. Kowalski/E. Kowalski/E. Kowalski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34254: authorized by Elizabeth Kowalski, entered by Elizabeth Kowalski on 22.08.2003

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Taxonomic list

Magnoliopsida
 Fagales - Nothofagaceae