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Taviani, Marco; Beu, A; Lombardi, Chiara (1998): Occurence of macrofossils in the carbonate-rich unit of sediment core CRP-1 (Table 1, 2, 3) [dataset]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Taviani, M et al. (1998): Pleistocene macrofossils from CRP-1 Drillhole, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Terra Antartica, 5(3), 485-491, hdl:10013/epic.28301.d001

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Macrofossils are a significant component of biogenic carbonate sediments in the Quaternary section of the CRP-1 drillhole, Cape Roberts, Victoria Land Basin. The middle Pleistocene macrofossil assemblages contain more than 60 taxa (probably up to 80) belonging to molluscs (>40), bryozoans (>14), polychaetes (3), octocorals (1), echinoids (1), brachiopods (1), and scalpellid cirripeds (1). Taxa determined at the species level are all known from the present day Ross Sea and permit reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment in some detail. At the time of deposition of the carbonate-rich unit. Roberts Ridge was a bank 100 m deep or more, with a particulate bottom under the influence of weak bottom currents. The CRP-1 assemblages represent the richest and most diverse fossil macrofauna hitherto recorded from the Pleistocene of Antarctica.
Latitude: -77.007580 * Longitude: 163.755080
Date/Time Start: 1997-10-17T01:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1997-10-24T02:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 31.915 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 33.735 m
CRP-1 (16 km ENE Cape Roberts) * Latitude: -77.007580 * Longitude: 163.755080 * Date/Time Start: 1997-10-17T01:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1997-10-24T02:00:00 * Elevation: -153.5 m * Penetration: 132.06 m * Recovery: 113.32 m * Location: off Cape Roberts, Ross Sea, Antarctica * Campaign: CRP-1 * Basis: Sampling/drilling ice * Method/Device: Core wireline system (CWS) * Comment: sea ice thickness: 1.60 m, recovery 86 %. Age and lithology of oldest strata: 22-24 Ma; mudstone with scattered pebbles.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1DEPTH, sediment/rockDepth sedmGeocode
2Depth, top/minDepth topmTaviani, Marco
3Depth, bottom/maxDepth botmTaviani, Marco
4SpeciesSpeciesTaviani, Marco
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