Geology of Antarctica
The geological history of Antarctica covers the geological development of the continent through the Proterozoic Eon, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras.More than 170 million years ago, Antarctica w...
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East Antarctic Shield
The East Antarctic Shield is a cratonic rock body that covers 10.2 million square kilometers or roughly 73% of the continent of Antarctica. The shield is almost entirely buried by the East Antarctic I...
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West Antarctic Rift
The West Antarctic Rift is a major, active rift valley lying between East and West Antarctica. It encompasses the Ross Sea, the area under the Ross Ice Shelf and a part of West Antarctica. Its evolut...
Mount Kirkpatrick Formation
The Hanson Formation is one of only two major dinosaur-bearing rock formations found on the continent of Antarctica to date; the other is the Santa Marta Formation from the Late Cretaceous. The format...
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Lopez de Bertodano Formation
The Lopez de Bertodano Formation is a geological formation in the James Ross archipelago of the Antarctic Peninsula. The strata date to the end of the Late Cretaceous (upper-lower Maastrichtian stage)...
Charcot Plate
The Charcot Plate was a fragment of the Phoenix Plate. The Charcot Plate is subducting under West Antarctica. The subduction of the Charcot Plate stopped before 83 Ma, and became fused onto the Antarc...
Wildlife of Antarctica
The wildlife of Antarctica are extremophiles, having to adapt to the dryness, low temperatures, and high exposure common in Antarctica. The extreme weather of the interior contrasts to the relatively ...
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Gondwana
In paleogeography, Gondwana /ɡɒndˈwɑːnə/,also Gondwanaland, is the name given to the more southerly of two supercontinents (the other being Laurasia) that were part of the Pangaea supercontinent that ...
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Fremouw Formation
The Fremouw Formation is a Triassic-age rock formation in the Transantarctic Mountains of Antarctica. Fossils of prehistoric reptiles and amphibians have been found in the formation. Fossilized trees ...
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East Antarctic craton
.The East Antarctic Craton is an ancient craton that forms most of Antarctica. The East Antarctic Craton was part of the supercontinent Nena 1.8 billion years ago.During the early Paleozoic Era East A...
Thrinaxodon Col
Thrinaxodon Col (85°12′S 174°19′W / 85.200°S 174.317°W / -85.200; -174.317 174°19′W / 85.200°S 174.317°W / -85.200; -174.317) is a rock col 2 nautical m...
Sobral Formation
The Sobral Formation is a palaeontological formation located in Antarctica. It dates to the Danian stage of the Lower Paleocene period.Spectacular fossils documenting the wildlife soon after the (non-...
James Ross Island
James Ross Island is a large island off the southeast side and near the northeastern extremity of the Antarctic Peninsula, from which it is separated by Prince Gustav Channel. Rising to 1,630 metres (...
Mule Peninsula
Mule Peninsula is an irregularly shaped rocky peninsula between Ellis Fjord and Krok Fjord in the southern part of the Vestfold Hills of Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from aerial...
Phoenix Plate
The Phoenix Plate (also known as the Aluk Plate) was an ancient tectonic plate that existed during the mid-Cretaceous through early Cenozoic time. The Phoenix Plate began subducting under the Antarcti...
Santa Marta Formation
The Santa Marta Formation is a geologic formation in Antarctica. It, along with the Hanson Formation and the Snow Hill Island Formation, are the only formations yet known on the continent where dinosa...
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Bellingshausen Plate
The Bellingshausen Plate was an ancient tectonic plate that fused onto the Antarctic Plate. It is named after Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, the Russian discoverer of Antarctica.The plate was in ...
Flora of Antarctica
Antarctica (/æntˈɑrktɪkə/ or /æntˈɑrtɪkə/) is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely s...
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