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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Mark-
dc.contributor.authorSiveter, David J.-
dc.contributor.authorAshworth, Allan C.-
dc.contributor.authorWilby, Philip R.-
dc.contributor.authorHorne, David J.-
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Adam R.-
dc.contributor.authorMarchant, David R.-
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2008, 275 (1650), pp. 2449–2454en_GB
dc.description.abstractA newly discovered Konservat-Lagerstätte from the Middle Miocene of the western Olympus Range, Dry Valleys, Antarctica, yields cypridoidean ostracods complete with preserved body and appendages. This is the first record of 3-dimensionally fossilized animal soft tissues from the continent. The ostracods are preserved in goethite, secondary after pyrite, representing a novel mode of exceptional preservation. They signal a high latitude (>77°S) lake setting (Palaeolake Boreas) viable for benthic animal colonisation prior to 14 Ma. Their presence supports the notion of warmer, tundra-like environmental conditions persisting in the Dry Valleys until the Middle Miocene.en_GB
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen_GB
dc.rightsThis is the author’s final draft of the paper published as Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2008, 275 (1650), pp. 2449–2454. The final published version is available at, Doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.0396.-
dc.subjectKonservat Lagerstätteen_GB
dc.subjectDry Valleysen_GB
dc.subjectMiocene palaeoclimateen_GB
dc.titleExceptionally preserved lacustrine ostracods from the Middle Miocene of Antarctica: implications for high latitude palaeoenvironment at 77° southen_GB
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