Late Paleozoic-Mesozoic fauna, environment, climate, Beardmore Glacier area
Entry ID: miller_0126146

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Summary
Abstract: The 4 km thick sequence of sedimentary rocks in the Beardmore Glacier area records 90 million years of Permian through Jurassic history of this high-paleolatitude sector of Gondwana. It accumulated in a foreland basin with rate of subsidence approximately equal to rate of deposition. The deposits have yielded diverse vertebrate fossils, in situ fossil forests, and exceptionally well preserved ... View entire text
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Description: The first is Chris Sidor's (senior personnel) web site. It describes his finding of an amphibian (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology) and of a vertebrate burrow, both in the Beardmore area.

The second is a Vanderbilt Exploration Science Magazine article about Miller's work in the Beardmore area.

The third is Miller's departmental website.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -83.75   S: -83.75   E: 171.0   W: 171.0
Min Altitude: 1600 Max Altitude: 3000

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-18
Stop Date: 2003-12-21
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 300 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 145 Ma
Chrono Unit: Chrono Unit: Chrono Unit:
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IN WORK
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ees/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MOLLY MILLER
Email: molly.f.miller at Vanderbilt.edu
Contact Address:
Vanderbilt University
City: Nashville
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37240
Country: US
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: molly.f.miller at Vanderbilt.edu
Contact Address:
Vanderbilt University
City: Nashville
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37240
Country: US
Publications/References
Isbell, J.L., Miller, M.F., Wolfe, K.L., Lenaker, P.A.(2003), Timing of late Paleozoic glaciation in Gondwana: Was glaciation responsible for the development of northern hemistphere cyclothems?, in Chan, M.A., and Archer, A.A., editors, Sedimentary Giants – Extreme Depositional Environments: Geological Society of America Special Paper 370. p. 1-20.

Miller, M.F., and Isbell, J.L., in ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-09
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