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Fossil Scleractinian Corals from James Ross Basin, Antarctica

Fossil Scleractinian Corals from James Ross Basin, Antarctica

Harry F. Filkorn

ISBN: 978-1-118-66800-9

Mar 2013

96 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 65.

Sixteen scleractinian species are known from the Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene strata of Seymour and Snow Hill islands, Antarctica, based upon all type and newly collected material; nine of those 16 species are described as new. Seven of those nine new species are referred to the Turbinoliidae; four genera of Turbinoliidae also are established as new.

The Antarctic Research Series: Statement of Objectives
Board of Associate Editors ix

Acknowledgments xi

Abstract  xiii

Introduction  1

Stratigraphy  4

Terminology 5

Materials  6

Methods  9

Paleoclimatology 10

Comments on Seymour Island Scleractinians and the Cretaceous-Tertiary Transition 23

Skeletal Mineralogy 25

Systematic Paleontology 29

Summary and Conclusion 81

Appendix 83