All scientific data collected by the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) are eventually described in the Catalogue of Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Metadata (CAASM). CAASM can be used to search through AAp data descriptions, and it also provides links to access publicly available datasets, which can either be immediately downloaded or obtained from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC).
This data set lists over 300 organisms that were first described from locations either on the Antarctic continent, or on islands immediately to the north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Sub-Antarctic islands are not included. Given are the organism name, its taxonomic position, the reference to the first description, the source of the record (contact author for details), whether the organism was a fossil, and whether the initial description was from within the Australian Antarctic Territory.
The fields in this dataset are:
A link to type localities of species described from fossils has been added to the record.
This data set is incomplete.
The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only and represent the first and last dates of publication of papers detailing the type specimens, not the dates that the specimens were collected.
The data are available for download from the provided URL.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=Type_localities when using these data.