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Tertiary and Quaternary fossil wood from Kerguelen (southern Indian Ocean)

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Philippe, M and Giret, A and Jordan, GJ (1998) Tertiary and Quaternary fossil wood from Kerguelen (southern Indian Ocean). Contes Rendus Acadamie des Sciences, Sciences de la terre et des planetes, 326 (12). pp. 901-906.

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Abstract

Kerguelen is now treeless but forest grew there during the Tertiary. Tertiary fossil wood is common there and was recorded and described by 19th Century workers. Recently discovered wood from a Pleistocene moraine shows that trees persisted into the Quaternary. A xylological study helps clarify the history and palaeoecology of the woody vegetation on Kerguelen.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: palaeobotany, conifers, southern hemisphere, tertiary, quaternary, pleistocene, extinction, palaeoclimate
Journal or Publication Title: Contes Rendus Acadamie des Sciences, Sciences de la terre et des planetes
Page Range: pp. 901-906
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/S1251-8050(98)80030-X
Additional Information: The definitive version is available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:21
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1808
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