Data Description

  Show Map Google Earth  RIS BibTeX
Bomfleur, B et al. (2011): (Table 1) Stratigraphic occurrence and fossil content of fossiliferous horizons in southern north Victoria Land. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.847230,
Supplement to: Bomfleur, Benjamin; Schneider, Jörg W; Schöner, Robert; Viereck-Götte, Lothar; Kerp, Hans (2011): Fossil sites in the continental Victoria and Ferrar groups (Triassic-Jurassic) of North Victoria Land, Antarctica. Polarforschung, 80(2), 88-99, hdl:10013/epic.37515
In contrast to the adjacent parts of the Transantarctic Mountains, the Mesozoic macrofossil record of north Victoria Land remains poorly documented. During the Ninth German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition (GANOVEX IX 2005/2006) twelve fossil sites in southern north Victoria Land were discovered and sampled. Fossils from the Triassic to Early Jurassic Section Peak Formation were collected from Archambault Ridge, Anderton Glacier, Skinner Ridge, Timber Peak, Vulcan Hills, Runaway Hills, Section Peak and Shafer Peak. These localities have yielded abundant fossil wood and compressions of horsetails, ferns, and seed ferns. In addition, several beetle elytra were found at Timber Peak. Fossil localities of the overlying Shafer Peak Formation and Exposure Hill-type deposits occur at Shafer Peak and in the Mount Carson area, and have yielded various trace fossils, permineralized wood, leaf compressions, and conchostracans. Two newly discovered fossil sites are associated with the late Early Jurassic Kirkpatrick lava flows. Upright-standing tree trunks have been recorded at Suture Bench, and highly fossiliferous sedimentary interbeds occur at the southwestern end of the Mesa Range. Of special interest is the exquisite fossil preservation at some of the sites. Compression fossils from Timber Peak and Shafer Peak contain well-preserved cuticles, which is very rare in the Antarctic. An Early Jurassic permineralized deposit at Mount Carson contains structurally preserved ferns. Furthermore, the arthropod fossils from sedimentary interbeds at the Mesa Range are preserved in minute detail, including antennae and limb spines of a blattid insect.
Median Latitude: -73.776636 * Median Longitude: 162.738545 * South-bound Latitude: -74.571000 * West-bound Longitude: 161.850000 * North-bound Latitude: -73.246000 * East-bound Longitude: 163.745000
AndertonGlacier * * Latitude: -74.571000 * Longitude: 162.301000 * Location: North Victoria Land * * Device: Sampling/measurement on land (LAND) *
ArchambaultRidge * * Latitude: -73.685000 * Longitude: 162.647000 * Location: North Victoria Land * * Device: Sampling/measurement on land (LAND) *
GairMesa * * Latitude: -73.539000 * Longitude: 162.756000 * Location: North Victoria Land * * Device: Sampling/measurement on land (LAND) *
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1Event label *EventBomfleur, Benjamin *
2Latitude of event *LatitudeBomfleur, Benjamin *
3Longitude of event *LongitudeBomfleur, Benjamin *
4Area/locality *AreaBomfleur, Benjamin *
5Horizon *HorizonBomfleur, Benjamin *
6Lithologic unit/sequence *UnitBomfleur, Benjamin *KLF = Kirkpatrick lavas or sedimentary interbeds, EHT = Exposure Hill-type deposits, SHF = Shafer Peak Fm., SPF = Section Peak Fm
7Fossil content *FossilsBomfleur, Benjamin *
92 data points

Download Data

Download dataset as tab-delimited text (use the following character encoding: )

View dataset as HTML