Stratigraphy of Antarctic late Cenozoic pectinid-bearing deposits

Jonkers, H.A.. 1998 Stratigraphy of Antarctic late Cenozoic pectinid-bearing deposits. Antarctic Science, 10 (02). 161-170.

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Antarctic late Cenozoic pectinid-bearing sedimentary strata are chiefly confined to localities in the northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula, in the McMurdo Sound area, and Marine Plain, East Antarctica. Ages of these deposits range from Oligocene to Holocene. Chlamys-like scallops, which are absent from today's Southern Ocean, thrived in Antarctic waters during both glacial and interglacial episodes, but disappeared during the Late Pliocene. Their extinction is believed to result from the combined effects of increased carbonate solubility, habitat loss and limitations in food availability, associated with major cooling.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 0954-1020
Additional Keywords: Antarctica, Cenozoic, extinction palaeontology, pectinids, stratigraphy
Date made live: 04 Dec 2013 10:32 +0 (UTC)

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