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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, vol. 4, no. 3 , pp. 499-511 , doi: 10.1071/SB9910499.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jordan, GJ and Hill, RS
Keywords: extinction, quaternary, macrofossil
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Systematic Botany
DOI / ID Number: 10.1071/SB9910499
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