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Citation
Gibson, J.A. (2001) Type Localities for organisms and fossils first described from Antarctica, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.26179/5d5f84f97b459, Accessed: 2022-12-03
Title
Type Localities for organisms and fossils first described from Antarctica
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.26179/5d5f84f97b459
Created Date
2001-07-31
Revision Date
2019-08-23
Parent record
None

Description

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:
number
genus
species
subspecies/variety
type 1
type 2
type 3
type location
latitude
longitude
reference title
author
journal
volume
page start
page end
year
source
fossil
within AAT

2009-06-18
A link to type localities of species described from fossils has been added to the record.

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Quality

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.

Access

The data are available for download from the provided URL.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • GENUS
  • FOSSIL
  • AUTHOR
  • JOURNAL
  • LATITUDE
  • LONGTITUDE
  • PAGE END
  • NUMBER
  • REFERENCE TITLE
  • PAGE START
  • SOURCE
  • SPECIES
  • TYPE 1
  • SUBSPECIES/VARIETY
  • TYPE 2
  • TYPE 3
  • TYPE LOCATION
  • VOLUME
  • YEAR
  • WITHIN AAT

Locations

  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • NOT APPLICABLE

Instruments

  • NOT APPLICABLE

Researchers

  • gibson, john (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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.

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