A new fossil Adamussium (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) from Antarctica

Quaglio, Fernanda; Whittle, Rowan Jane; Gaździcki, Andrzej; Simões, Marcello Guimarães. 2010 A new fossil Adamussium (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) from Antarctica. Polish Polar Research, 31 (4). 291-302. 10.2478/v10183-010-0006-0

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Adamussium jonkersi sp. nov. is described from the Late Oligocene Destruction Bay Formation, Wrona Buttress area, King George Island (South Shetlands), West Antarctica. The unit, characterized by volcanic sandstone, is a shallow marine succession deposited in a moderate-to high-energy environment. The thin-shelled pectinids, collected from the lower part of the unit, are preserved mostly as complete valves. Shell thickness, sculpture pattern and umbonal angle suggest a free-living, inactive swimming life habit.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.2478/v10183-010-0006-0
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Environmental Change and Evolution
ISSN: 0138-0338
Additional Keywords: Antarctica, Adamussium, Pectinidae, Destruction Bay Formation, Oligocene
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 11 Mar 2011 17:44

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