Tertiary plants of Spitsbergen - Introduction
Stratigraphy, age, and names
  Stratigraphy Names as used by collectors and in earlier publications Currently used names Map ref.,
see Map
Foldbelt localities Renardodden
(Late Eocene-Early Oligocene)
Cap Lyell, Kap Lyell 1) Renardodden 1
Scotts glacier Scottbreen 1
Kings Bay Kongsfjorden 2
Mount Zeppelin Zeppelinfjellet 2
Central Basin localities Aspelintoppen Formation
(Early Eocene)
Nordenskiölds berg Nordenskiöldfjellet 3
Lars Hiertas berg Lars Hiertafjellet 3
Teltberget 3
Lindströms berg Lindströmfjellet 3
Nathorsts berg Nathorstfjellet 4
Fossilfjeld Fossilfjellet 4
Liljewalchs berg Liljewalchfjellet 9
Sundevalls berg Sundevalltoppen 10
Wahlenbergs berg
Wahlenbergfjellet 11
Van Keulens Bay 2) Brogniartfjellet 12
Firkanten Formation
(Early Palaeocene)
Green Harbour
Mount Harbour
Grønfjordfjellet 5
Cap Heer, Kap Heer Heerodden 6
Kap Starostin
Kap Staratschin
Cap Staratschin
Cap Starastschin
Festningsodden 3) 6
Bjørndalen Bjørndalen 7
Sveagruvan Sveagruva 8
Belsund, Bellsund 4)
Kolfjellet 13
Mount Hedgehog Hedgehogfjellet 14

Names of collecting localities as used by the collectors and the currently used names followingThe place-names of Svalbard (Anonymous, 1942).

1) Early collectors used Cap Lyell as locality name for the Tertiary Foldbelt outcrops on Calypsostranda at the west mouth of Recherchefjorden (southern shore of Bellsund), extending westwards and southeastwards from Renardodden. Renardodden is adopted here as a collective term for these Tertiary outcrops. Kapp Lyell proper has no Tertiary outcrops.
2) Nathorst's expedition 1898 collected at an unnamed locality in Van Keulens Bay which he later called Brogniarts berg.
3) Far east section of Festningen, not the present Kapp Starostin with which some of the early collectors' labels may be confused.
4) For this locality, which is identical to Kolfjellet, Nordenskiöld's expedition 1858 used "Bellsund"; only later (1865) was the name Van Mijenfjorden applied to this branch of Bellsund.

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