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Biostratigraphic collections of Devonian fish fossils from Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone at the top of the Taylor Group (Beacon Supergroup) and sediment studies for a basin analysis
Entry ID: K026_1991_1992_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Using toboggans and sledges, the party travelled 700 kilometres from the Darwin Glacier northwards to the Lashly Mountains to study Taylor Group sedimentary rocks (Beacon Supergroup). The principle objective of this expedition was to make detailed biostratigraphic collections of Devonian fossil fish from the Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone at the top of the Taylor Group. A second objective was to ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -80.0   E: 160.0   W: 156.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-11-15
Stop Date: 1992-01-11
Paleo Temporal Coverage
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
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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
Long, J. South Victoria Land fossil discovery has Australian link. ANARE news 71/72: 22-23, 1992.

Long, J. Sharks from the Middle-Late Devonian Aztec Siltstone, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Western Australian Museum Records 17(3): 287-308, 1995.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-18

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