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South American Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Literature

Latest version published by Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF) on Aug 7, 2013 Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and more recently Venezuela have done marine biological work in the Antarctica, mainly around the Antarctic Peninsula and Drake Passage. A compilation of the marine biodiversity registered in the South American Antarctic literature is shown here. Most of the initial Brazilian manuscripts and one Argentinean have been screened to pull their georeferenced marine species occurrence. So far, 11 phyla, 56 genera, and 73 species have been recorded mainly from King George Island and a few from other islands in the South Shetlands. The majority of manuscripts relates to Bivalvia (Mollusca) (23%), and Malacostraca (Crustacea) (23%). More information shall be added to this work as the datamining continues including all South American countries literature.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 909 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lanna, Campos, Bassoi. 2008. South American Antarctic MarineBiodiversity Literature.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF). Restricted

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Antarctic zone; Biodiversity; Marine environment

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Who created the resource:

Wim Decock
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anton Van de Putte
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)

Who filled in the metadata:

Anton Van de Putte
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)

Who else was associated with the resource:

Andre Lanna Anunciante
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

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