Occurence of macrofossils in the carbonate-rich unit of sediment core CRP-1 (Table 1, 2, 3), supplement to: Taviani, Marco; Beu, A; Lombardi, Chiara (1998): Pleistocene macrofossils from CRP-1 Drillhole, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Terra Antartica, 5(3), 485-491

Macrofossils are a significant component of biogenic carbonate sediments in the Quaternary section of the CRP-1 drillhole, Cape Roberts, Victoria Land Basin. The middle Pleistocene macrofossil assemblages contain more than 60 taxa (probably up to 80) belonging to molluscs (>40), bryozoans (>14), polychaetes (3), octocorals (1), echinoids (1), brachiopods (1), and scalpellid cirripeds (1). Taxa determined at the species level are all known from the present day Ross Sea and permit reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment in some detail. At the time of deposition of the carbonate-rich unit. Roberts Ridge was a bank 100 m deep or more, with a particulate bottom under the influence of weak bottom currents. The CRP-1 assemblages represent the richest and most diverse fossil macrofauna hitherto recorded from the Pleistocene of Antarctica.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.56110
PID https://hdl.handle.net/10013/epic.28301.d001
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.56110
Creator Taviani, Marco; Beu, A; Lombardi, Chiara
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1998
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 543 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (163.755 LON, -77.008 LAT); off Cape Roberts, Ross Sea, Antarctica
Temporal Coverage Begin 1997-10-17T01:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1997-10-24T02:00:00Z