Tertiary and Quaternary fossil wood from Kerguelen (southern Indian Ocean)
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.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1251-8050(98)80030-X
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.
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|Keywords:||palaeobotany, conifers, southern hemisphere, tertiary, quaternary, pleistocene, extinction, palaeoclimate|
|Deposited By:||Dr Gregory J Jordan|
|Deposited On:||04 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2008 20:07|
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