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

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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
Spatial coordinates   
  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
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Vertical Resolution: 100 meters
Temporal Resolution: annual
MICROSCOPES Ancillary Description
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
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos, Instituto Antartico Chileno, Chile Supplemental Info
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Phone: ++56 /61/ 298135
Fax: ++56 /61/ 298149
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Contact Address:
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1055
XII Region
City: Punta Arenas
Country: Chile
Phone: 56-61-298100
Fax: 56-61-298149
Email: pvicuna at
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City: Punta Arenas
Country: Chile
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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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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