|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5788001||1414211||2017||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- A new assemblage of fossil woods from the Santa Marta Formation is studied.
- Conifer woods dominate the assemblage.
- Three species of Agathoxylon, one Phyllocladoxylon and two Cupressinoxylon are found.
- Composition is consistent with other paleobotanical remains from the same formation.
Conifer fossil woods from the Santonian to lower Campanian Santa Marta Formation are anatomically studied in detail. The wood flora is dominated by conifers, mainly Araucariaceae. Conifer fossil woods represent 84% of the samples (26 of 31) of the assemblage. The remaining samples are dicotyledon woods which are not included in this study. Woods are mostly calcified and preservation is often excellent. Fossil woods include three species of Agathoxylon, Phyllocladoxylon antarcticum, Cupressinoxylon hallei and a new species of Cupressinoxylon, C.Â rotundum Pujana sp. nov. The conifer-dominated forests are consistent with the pollen and macrofloras previously described from sediments of the same stratigraphic unit. This fossil wood assemblage contributes to understand the floristic changes that took place in the Cretaceous forests.
Journal: Cretaceous Research - Volume 77, September 2017, Pages 28-38