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Two new Banksia species from Pleistocene sediments in Western Tasmania
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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.
|Keywords:||extinction, quaternary, macrofossil|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Australian Systematic Botany|
|Page Range:||pp. 499-511|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1071/SB9910499|
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|
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