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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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Abstract/Summary

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
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/13043

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