near Col Crame (lower) (Cretaceous of Antarctica)

Also known as James Ross Island

Where: Antarctica (63.8° S, 57.9° W: paleocoordinates 65.9° S, 60.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Alfa Member (Santa Marta Formation), Late/Upper Coniacian (89.3 - 85.8 Ma)

• from below Coniacian-Santonian boundary w/in formation; 25 m below turtle specimen from same area

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; massive, fine-grained, medium sandstone and silty sandstone

• "massive, fine- to medium-grained sandstone and silty sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. de la Fuente, F. E. Novas, M. P. Isasi, J. M. Lirio, and H. J. Nuñez. 2010. First Cretaceous turtle from Antarctica. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(4):1275-1278 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 102091: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.01.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae
Polycotylidae indet. Williston 1908 plesiosaur