Jameson Land

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Jameson Land is located in Greenland
Jameson Land
Jameson Land
Location within Greenland

Jameson Land is a peninsula in eastern Greenland, bounded to the southwest by Scoresby Sund (the world's largest fjord), to the northwest by the Greenlandic mainland, to the north by Scoresby Land, and to the east by Carlsberg Fjord, Liverpool Land and Hurry Inlet.


Tail vertebrae and tibia of a 4 meter long prosauropod dinosaur from Jameson Land, at the Geological Museum in Copenhagen
Eolian sandstone in Jameson Land.

Jameson Land mainly consists of a tilted peneplain of jurassic sandstone, highest in the east. In the northern end there are also rocks of triassic origin.[1] Jameson land triassic fossils include prosauropod and theropod dinosaurs, phytosaurs, temnospondyls, and sharks.[2]


  1. ^ Geological map of Greenland 1 : 2 500 000
  2. ^ Mateus, O., Clemmensen L., Klein N., Wings O., Frobøse N., Milàn J., Adolfssen J., & Estrup E. (2014). The Late Triassic of Jameson Land revisited: new vertebrate findings and the first phytosaur from Greenland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Program and Abstracts, 2014, 182.

Coordinates: 71°10′N 23°30′W / 71.167°N 23.500°W / 71.167; -23.500