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Environmental History of Small Lake Catchments in the Larsemann Hills, AntarcticaEntry ID: ASAC_31
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Ammoelphidiella antarctica Conato and Segre occurs in thin unconsolidated muddy sediments at 55m above sea level in the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica. The specimens appear to be in situ and this implies an early Pliocene age for the sediments and their contained faunas, similar to that of ... recently identified early to mid-Pliocene age sediments in the Vestfold Hills about 100 km distant. This is the first evidence from foraminifera of Pliocene sediments around the margin of the East Antarctic craton and augurs well for future discoveries of coeval sediments. Dominant elements of the entirely calcareous benthic fauna are Globocassidulina crassa (d'Orbigny), and Cassidulinoides cf. parkerianus (Brady).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Burgess, J.
Dataset Title: Environmental History of Small Lake Catchments in the Larsemann Hills, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1988-09-01Stop Date: 1990-03-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Quality Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints A pdf copy of two of the referenced papers are available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.
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Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_31 when using these data.
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Quilty P.G., Gillieson D., Burgess J., Gardiner G., Spate A., Pidgeon R. (1990), Ammoelphidiella from the Pliocene of Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica., Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 20, 1, 1-7
Burgess J., Gillieson D., Spate A. (1988), On the thermal stratification of freshwater lakes in the Snowy Mountains, Australia and the Larsemann Hills, Antarctica., Search, 19, 3, 147-149
Gillieson D., Burgess J., Spate A., Cochrane A. (1991), An atlas of the lakes of the Larsemann Hills, Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica., ANARE Research Notes, 74, 173
Burgess J., Gillieson D., Spate A. (1988), Australian Antarctic oasis - the Larsemann Hills., Heritage Australia, 7, 1, 2
Gillieson D., Burgess J., Spate A. (1988), Geomorphology and limnology of the Larsemann Hills, Antarctica., International Geographical Union Congress, 14, Sydney, August
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-18