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DG6-1, Santa Marta Cove (Cretaceous of Antarctica)

Also known as James Ross Island

Where: Antarctica (63.9° S, 57.8° W: paleocoordinates 61.8° S, 68.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Snow Hill Island Formation (Marambio Group), Late/Upper Campanian (84.9 - 70.6 Ma)

• Lower levels of the Snow Hill Island Formation (Coria et al. 2013)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; tabular, green, silty sandstone and concretionary sandstone

• stranded along a beach, also described as "nearshore marine", "shallow marine"
• "massive green silty sandstones with abundant trace fossils"; "hard sandstone concretions within a lithofacies comprised of thinkly laminated fine to very fine sandstones."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by E. Olivero & R. Scasso in 1986, 2008; reposited in the MLP

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: Anonymous. 1986. Antarctic dinosaur fossil. Science News 130(21):333 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47059: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 03.02.2005, edited by Philip Mannion and Kaitlin Maguire

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