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Heidemann Valley (Pliocene of Antarctica)

Also known as Vestfold Hills

Where: Antarctica (68.6° S, 78.0° E: paleocoordinates 68.3° S, 76.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Heidemann Valley trench Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; conglomerate

• Shallow, fully marine bay with locally sourced marine sediments. Low temp. in shallow, narrow embayment
• tiill beds; poorly sorted sand containing cobbles and pebbles with lenses of sand and gravel

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. A. Clark, M. Williams, D. J. Hill, P. G. Quilty, J. L. Smellie, J. Zalasiewicz, M. J. Leng and M. A. Ellis. 2013. Fossil proxies of near-shore sea surface temperatures and seasonality from the late Neogene Antarctic shelf. Naturwissenschaften 100:699-722 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 157609: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.06.2014

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