ZPAL 8 (Eocene of Antarctica)

Where: Antarctica (64.3° S, 56.7° W: paleocoordinates 63.4° S, 63.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Telm 2 Member (La Meseta Formation), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• late early Eocene

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: prodelta; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. Jadwiszczak. 2006. Eocene penguins of Seymour Island, Antarctica: The earliest record, taxonomic problems and some evolutionary considerations. Polish Polar Research 27(4):287-302 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100188: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.12.2010, edited by Marko Manojlovic

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratellidae
Magellania antarctica1 Buckman 1910
Terebratella crofti1 Owen 1980
Magella australis1 Buckman 1910
Stethothyris sp.1 Thomson 1918
 Terebratulida - Laqueidae
Laquethiris curiosa1 Bitner 1996
 Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae
Macandrevia cooperi n. sp.1 Bitner 1996
 Terebratulida - Bouchardiidae
Bouchardia antarctica1 Buckman 1910
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Seymourella oweni n. sp.1 Bitner 1996
Seymourella oweni gen. et sp. n.
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
 Rhynchonellida - Notosariidae
 Rhynchonellida - Hemithirididae
Hemithiris sp.1 d'Orbigny 1847
Hemithiris antarctica1 Buckman 1910
Chondrichthyes
 Chimaeriformes - Callorhynchidae
Callorhinchus stahli n. sp.2 Kriwet and Gazdizicki 2003 plownose chimaera
Aves
 Carinatae -
Sphenisciformes indet. Sharpe 1891 penguin