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South Shetland Islands, W Antartica, Destruction Bay Fm (Miocene of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (62.0° S, 57.7° W: paleocoordinates 61.7° S, 56.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Destruction Bay Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; sandstone

• 3 m thick set of green coarse-grained basaltic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. Studencka. 1991. A new species of genus Panopea (Bivalvia) from King George Island, Antarctica. Polish polar research 12(3):363-368 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 181517: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 15.09.2016

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