ZPAL 4 (Eocene of Antarctica)

Where: Seymour Island, Antarctica (64.2° S, 56.6° W: paleocoordinates 64.3° S, 58.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Telm 7 Member (La Meseta Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. Jadwiszczak. 2008. An intriguing penguin bone from the Late Eocene of Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Science 20(6):589-590 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100187: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.12.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ratitae -
Ratitae indet.1 Merrem 1813 bird
 Sphenisciformes -
Marambiornis exilis n. sp.2 Myrcha et al. 2002 penguin
Archaeospheniscus wimani2 Marples 1953 penguin
Delphinornis arctowskii n. sp.2 Myrcha et al. 2002 penguin
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Spheniscidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 penguin
Palaeeudyptes klekowsii n. sp.3 penguin
Palaeeudyptes gunnari2 Wiman 1905 penguin
Delphinornis gracilis n. sp.2 Wiman 1905 penguin