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AFI 01/01_01 - Biodiversity response to climate change: biodiversity and climate significance of Tertiary forest communities of Antarctica - Fossil wood and leaves of Tertiary age, Seymour Island and adjacent, 2001
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00311

Abstract: During field work in 2001 over 1600 specimens were collected from four main fossil plant assemblages: the ''Nordenksjold flora'' from the Cross Valley Formation of Late Palaeocene age; and 3 floras from La Meseta Formation i) Flora2 from the Valle De Las Focas allomember, ~late Early Eocene, ii) Wiman Flora, Acantilados allomember, late Early/mid Eocene, iii) Cucullaea 1, Cuculleae 1 allomember ... View entire text
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Description: This website displays fossils collected in the project.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.28   S: -64.28   E: -56.75   W: -56.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-03-31
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Quality Some of the best preserved plant fossils of early Tertiary (Palaeocene to Eocene) age in the Southern Hemisphere were collected from Seymour Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Use Constraints The samples are not yet available as they are still being worked on. You can request them through AEDC and we will give you an update on the availability.
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Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00311

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Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
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Francis J.E. 1991. Palaeoclimatic significance of Cretaceous-early Tertiary fossil forests of the Antarctic Peninsula. (In Thomson, M.R.A., Crame, J.A. & Thomson, J.W., eds. Geological evolution of Antarctica. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 623-627.) p. 625; fig. 2.e,2.f
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23