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Angiosperms, gynmosperms and ferns from the Antarctic Cenozoic Age
Entry ID: 017-82_01


Summary
Abstract: Fossil woods studies found in different Tertiary localities from King George
Island. The principal discovery was found in the Fildes Peninsula ("Fossil
Hill"), Sufiel Point and the surrounding of Collins Glacier. Also the leave
fossil impressions and palynological studies were found at the same localities.
The paleobotany studies have been able to proof the ages of the sediments
proposed by the geological studies. Only 50% of the material collected have
been already studied.

Geographic Coverage
 N: -62.08 S: -62.08  E: -58.26  W: -58.26
 N: -64.17 S: -64.17  E: -56.46  W: -56.46
 N: -62.14 S: -62.14  E: -58.39  W: -58.39
 N: -62.11 S: -62.11  E: -58.54  W: -58.54

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wanda Quilhor et al
Dataset Title: Lichen secondary products and their importance in environmental studies
Dataset Series Name: Lichenology in Latin America: history, current knowledge and applications
Dataset Release Date: 1998-05-01
Dataset Release Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dataset Publisher: Seaward (Eds)
Version: 1
Issue Identification: 1
Data Presentation Form: tables and graphics


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-02-01
Stop Date: 1986-02-01

Start Date: 1988-02-01
Stop Date: 1994-02-01


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS > KING GEORGE ISLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SEYMOUR ISLAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Vertical Resolution: 100 meters
Temporal Resolution: annual


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


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Instrument
MICROSCOPES    [Information]


Quality
The wood samples had the following analysis: thin sections for the
petrographycal analysis, scanning electrom microscopy and optical microscopy
analysis. The fossil impression leaves were studies by the comparative
studies with present time leaves. The palynological samples were prepared by
physical and chemical analysis.


Access Constraints
Public


Use Constraints
Public


Keywords
fossil woods
palynology
Tertiary
paleobiogeography
leaf impressions
fossils
Almiranty Bay
Potter Cove
Fildes Bay
Seymour Island
King George Island
paleobotany
Fossil Hill
angiosperms
ferns
gynmosperms
cenozoic


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos, Instituto Antartico Chileno, Chile    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.inach.cl/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RICARDO JANA
Phone: ++56 /61/ 298135
Fax: ++56 /61/ 298149
Email: rjana at inach.cl
Contact Address:
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1055
XII Region
City: Punta Arenas
Country: Chile


Personnel
PATRICIA VICUNA
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 56-61-298100
Fax: 56-61-298149
Email: pvicuna at inach.cl
Contact Address:
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1055
City: Punta Arenas
Country: Chile


TERESA TORRES
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 56 2 6785727
Email: ttorres at abello.dic.uchile.cl
Contact Address:
Facultad Ciencias Agronomicas
Universidad de Chile
Santa Rosa 11315 , Casilla 1004
La Pintana
City: Santiago
Country: Chile


Publications/References
T. Torres, A. Roman, C. Rivera y A. Deza,. Anatomia, Mineralog�a y
termoluminiscencia de madera fosil del terciario de la Isla Rey Jorge, Islas
Shetland del Sur. Memoria III Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontologia.

T. Torres. Identificacion de madera fosil del terciario de la isla Rey Jorge,
Islas Shetland del Sur, Antartica. Memoria III Congreso Latinoamericano de
Paleontologia.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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