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Trace fossils and their relationship to the sediment in the Beacon supergroup
Entry ID: K026_1976_1977_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The trace fossils in Devonian age sediments of the Lower Beacon supergroup were observed and measured to determine their relationship to sediment. Although they are not age diagnostic, the trace fossils give many significant clues as to the type of environment in which the animals lived since a change in the type of trace fossil indicates a change in conditions, even though the sediment remains ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.5   E: 161.5   W: 159.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1976-12-22
Stop Date: 1977-01-27
ISO Topic Category
Quality Canterbury Museum holds over 2000 rock specimens from Antarctica. Most of these represent the lithologies of the Beacon Supergroup of rocks and were collected during several NZARP events over a number of seasons in the 1970s and 1980s. The collections were made at a number of sites in the Transantarctic Mountains of Victoria Land. In addition, small collections were made at Cape Adare and Cape ... View entire text
Access Constraints Access to samples follows the specifications of Canterbury Museum.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3892
Fax: +64 3 364 2769
Email: margaret.bradshaw at canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Postal Code: 8140
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Bradshaw, M. Has exploitation begun in Antarctica? Geological Society of New Zealand newsletter 45: 7-9, 1978.

Bradshaw, M.A. Paleoenvironmental interpretations and systematics of Devonian trace fossils from the Taylor Group (Lower Beacon Supergroup), Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 24: 615-652, 1981.

Bradshaw, M.A., Webers, G. The Devonian ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-25

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