La Meseta Formation, Telm 5, loc. IAA 1/90 (Eocene to of Antarctica)

Also known as "Ungulate Site"

Where: Antarctica (64.2° S, 56.7° W: paleocoordinates 63.4° S, 62.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: La Meseta Formation, Ypresian to Ypresian (56.0 - 41.3 Ma)

• JA: originally entered as Middle Eocene; Telm 5 is Ypresian to early Lutetian according to Reguero et al. 2012

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; sandstone and mudstone

• sand, mud and shelly conglomerates

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. L. Cione, M. de las Mercedes Azpelicueta, and D. R. Bellwood. 1995. An oplegnathid fish from the Eocene of Antarctica. Palaeontology 37(4):931-940 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38816: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine N├╝rnberg on 06.05.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Teredidae
Teredidae indet.1 Seidlitz 1888 beetle
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Chasmocarcinidae
Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia1
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia1 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices indet.1 Monfort 1810 moon snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet.1 Ehrenberg 1831
Actinopteri
 Acanthomorphata - Oplegnathidae
Oplegnathidae indet.
left premaxilla of Form A, jaw fragment of Form B
Aves
 Sphenisciformes -
Anthropornis grandis2 Wiman 1905 penguin
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet.1 Haeckel 1866