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Two new Banksia species from Pleistocene sediments in Western Tasmania

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Jordan, GJ and Hill, RS (1991) Two new Banksia species from Pleistocene sediments in Western Tasmania. Australian Systematic Botany, 4 (3). pp. 499-511.

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Abstract

Rapid and extreme environmental changes during the Pleistocene are likely causes of the extinction of some Banksia species in Tasmania. The leaves and infructescences of Banksia kingii Jordan & Hill, sp. nov. are described from late Pleistocene sediments. Banksia kingii is related to the extant B. saxicola. Banksia strahanensis Jordan & Hill, sp. nov. (known only from a leaf and leaf fragments and related to B. spinulosa) is described from Early to Middle Pleistocene sediments in Tasmania. This represents the third Pleistocene macrofossil record of a plant species which is now extinct in Tasmania.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: extinction, quaternary, macrofossil
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Systematic Botany
Page Range: pp. 499-511
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1071/SB9910499
Additional Information: The definitive version is available online at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/150.htm
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:21
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1724
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