Data report: Dinoflagellate cyst analysis of Neogene sediments from Sites 1095 and 1096, Antarctic Peninsula continental rise
Protoperidiniacean dinoflagellate cysts were identified in 19 of 28 samples from two sites on the Antarctic Peninsula continental rise. Cysts are most common in the lower Pliocene and upper Miocene and include species of Brigantedinium, Lejeunecysta, and Selenopemphix. Autotrophic gonyaulacacean dinoflagellate cysts are very rare in the samples. The dominance of taxa derived from assumed heterotrophic dinoflagellate motile forms may indicate high nutrient content in the surface waters, which sustained a considerable diatom population.
Authors: Pudsey, Carol J., Harland, Rex
Editors: Barker, Peter F., Camerlenghi, Angelo, Acton, Gary D., Ramsay, Anthony T.S.
1 January, 2002
In: Barker, Peter F., Camerlenghi, Angelo, Acton, Gary D., Ramsay, Anthony T.S. (eds.). Antarctic glacial history and sea-level change, College Station, Texas, Ocean Drilling Program, 10 pp.