Fossil Plants from the head of the Shackleton Glacier, 2003
Entry ID: Shackleton_Glacier_area_paleobotany

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Summary
Abstract: Collection of Late Triassic fossil plants from unnamed hill SE of Schroeder Hill, at the head of the Shackleton Glacier. Collection consists of ~160 specimens of compressed fossil plants. Collected November, 2003. Location: 85° 23.717 S 174° 49.916 W. All specimen data, including identifications of taxa, are databased in the Paleobotanical Collections, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas. The flora is dominated by members of the seed fern (pteridosperm) group, Corystospermales, including Dicroidium, Umkomasia, and Pteruchus.

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Parent DIF
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Antarctic_Paleobotanical_Collections


Geographic Coverage
 N: -85.3953 S: -85.3953  E: -174.8319  W: -174.8319

Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
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Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >PALEOVEGETATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Keywords
paleobotany
Late Triassic
fossil plants
Mesozoic seed ferns
corystosperms


Data Center
Division of Paleobotany, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://paleobotany.bio.ku.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDITH L. TAYLOR
Fax: 785-864-5321
Email: etaylor at ku.edu
Contact Address:
Dept. of Ecol. & Evol. Biology
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Ave.
City: Lawrence
Province or State: KS
Postal Code: 66045-7534
Country: USA


Personnel
RUDOLPH SERBET
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Fax: 785-864-5321
Email: serbet at ku.edu
Contact Address:
Division of Paleobotany, EEB Dept.
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Ave.
City: Lawrence
Province or State: KS
Postal Code: 66045-7534
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-07

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