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First evidence for Wollemi pine-type pollen (Dilwynites: Araucariaceae) in South America

Macphail, Mike; Carpenter, Raymond J.; Iglesias, Ari; Wilf, Peter


We report the first fossil pollen from South America of the lineage that includes the recently discovered, extremely rare Australian Wollemi Pine, Wollemia nobilis (Araucariaceae). The grains are from the late Paleocene to early middle Eocene Ligorio Márquez Formation of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina, and are assigned to Dilwynites, the fossil pollen type that closely resembles the pollen of modern Wollemia and some species of its Australasian sister genus, Agathis. Dilwynites was formerly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-07-19
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069281


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