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Age and implications of the Forest Bed, Falkland Islands, southwest Atlantic Ocean: Evidence from fossil pollen and spores

Macphail, Michael; Cantrill, David, J

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Diverse pollen and spore assemblages (microfloras) are preserved in organic clays and lignites associated with fossil tree remains in the Forest Bed. At present, these microfloras provide the only reliable basis for determining the age, composition, structure and affinity of the Forest Bed community. The Bed is suggested to be Middle? Miocene to Early Pliocene (age range Oligocene-Early Pliocene) based on the time distribution of a number of rare pollen types and the present-day ecology of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17175
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.03.010

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