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Permian plant macrofossils from Fossilryggen, Vestfjella, Dronning Maud Land

McLoughlin, S; Larsson, Kent LU and Lindström, Sofie LU (2005) In Antarctic Science 17(1). p.73-86
Abstract
A low diversity plant macrofossil assemblage described from the northern section of Fossiryggen, Vestfiella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, is dominated by matted leaf impressions of Glossopteris sp. cf. G communis Feistmantel and Glossopteris sp. cf. G spatulata Pant A Singh, and in situ finely branched Vertebraria indica Royle rootlets. Equisetalean stems, rhizomes and leaf whorls (Pkyllotheca australis Brongniart emend. Townrow), isolated seeds, scale-leaves, and fragmentary gymnosperm axes represent minor components of the assemblage. The fossils are preserved in fine-grained, floodbasin sediments and dark palaeosols. Although lacking definitive biostratigraphical indices, the flora is considered to represent a Middle Permian... (More)
A low diversity plant macrofossil assemblage described from the northern section of Fossiryggen, Vestfiella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, is dominated by matted leaf impressions of Glossopteris sp. cf. G communis Feistmantel and Glossopteris sp. cf. G spatulata Pant A Singh, and in situ finely branched Vertebraria indica Royle rootlets. Equisetalean stems, rhizomes and leaf whorls (Pkyllotheca australis Brongniart emend. Townrow), isolated seeds, scale-leaves, and fragmentary gymnosperm axes represent minor components of the assemblage. The fossils are preserved in fine-grained, floodbasin sediments and dark palaeosols. Although lacking definitive biostratigraphical indices, the flora is considered to represent a Middle Permian assemblage based principally on lithological and palynological correlation with the southern section at Fossilryggen and broad similarities to mid-Permian plant assemblages elsewhere in Gondwana. (Less)
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Glossopteris, East Antarctica, Middle Permian, Vertebraria, Phyllotheca, palynostratigraphy
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Antarctic Science
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17
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73 - 86
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1365-2079
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10.1017/S0954102005002464
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  abstract     = {A low diversity plant macrofossil assemblage described from the northern section of Fossiryggen, Vestfiella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, is dominated by matted leaf impressions of Glossopteris sp. cf. G communis Feistmantel and Glossopteris sp. cf. G spatulata Pant A Singh, and in situ finely branched Vertebraria indica Royle rootlets. Equisetalean stems, rhizomes and leaf whorls (Pkyllotheca australis Brongniart emend. Townrow), isolated seeds, scale-leaves, and fragmentary gymnosperm axes represent minor components of the assemblage. The fossils are preserved in fine-grained, floodbasin sediments and dark palaeosols. Although lacking definitive biostratigraphical indices, the flora is considered to represent a Middle Permian assemblage based principally on lithological and palynological correlation with the southern section at Fossilryggen and broad similarities to mid-Permian plant assemblages elsewhere in Gondwana.},
  author       = {McLoughlin, S and Larsson, Kent and Lindström, Sofie},
  issn         = {1365-2079},
  keyword      = {Glossopteris,East Antarctica,Middle Permian,Vertebraria,Phyllotheca,palynostratigraphy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {73--86},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Antarctic Science},
  title        = {Permian plant macrofossils from Fossilryggen, Vestfjella, Dronning Maud Land},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102005002464},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2005},
}