Jameson Land

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Jameson Land
Eolian sandstone in Jameson Land
Jameson Land.PNG
Location East Greenland
Coordinates 71°10′N 23°30′W / 71.167°N 23.500°W / 71.167; -23.500Coordinates: 71°10′N 23°30′W / 71.167°N 23.500°W / 71.167; -23.500
Adjacent bodies of water
Highest elevation 1,444 m (4,738 ft)
Greenland (Denmark)
Zone NE Greenland National Park

Jameson Land is a peninsula in eastern Greenland.


Jameson Land is bounded to the southwest by Scoresby Sound (the world's largest fjord), to the northwest by the Stauning Alps, to the north by Scoresby Land, to the northeast by the Fleming Fjord and the Nathorst Fjord of the Greenland Sea, and to the east by Carlsberg Fjord, the smaller Liverpool Land peninsula branching off, and Hurry Inlet.

The Mestersvig military base is located in the northern part of the peninsula.


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]. Two formations are predominant in Jameson Land: the Triassic Flemming Fjord Formation and the Jurassic Kap Stuart Formation. Jameson land triassic fossils of Flamming Fjord Formation include: prosauropod and theropod dinosaurs bones and tracks, sauropod tracks[2], phytosaurs, temnospondyls, and sharks.[3]

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  1. ^ Geological map of Greenland 1 : 2 500 000
  2. ^ Lallensack, J. N., Klein, H., Milàn, J., Wings, O., Mateus, O., & Clemmensen, L. B. (2017). Sauropodomorph dinosaur trackways from the Fleming Fjord Formation of East Greenland: evidence for Late Triassic sauropods. Acta Palaeontol Polonica.
  3. ^ 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.