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Type: Journal article
Title: Palynology of the late Oligocene-early Miocene Newvale Mine, Gore Lignite Measures, southland, New Zealand
Author: Mildenhall, D.
Conran, J.
Kennedy, E.
Lee, D.
Bannister, J.
Lindqvist, J.
Ferguson, D.
Citation: Palaeontographica Abteilung B-Palaeophytologie Palaeobotany-Palaeophytology, 2018; 298(1-3):23-91
Publisher: E Schweizerbart Science Publishers
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 2194-900X
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Dallas C. Mildenhall, John G. Conran, Elizabeth M. Kennedy, Daphne E. Lee, Jennifer M. Bannister, Jon K. Lindqvist and David K. Ferguson
Abstract: The warm-temperate to subtropical vegetation of New Zealand during the late Oligocene–early Miocene was far more diverse than today, despite being at almost the same latitude. Well-preserved spores and pollen from the late Oligocene–early Miocene Gore Lignite Measures at Newvale Mine, southern New Zealand, add a regional aspect to the diversity, based on the previous published record of a diverse local macroflora. Many of the spores and pollen were deposited in a small, ombrotrophic forest mire and were probably derived from a mixed mesothermal forest – sclerophyllous woodland environment. This is the first time that most of these palynomorphs have been illustrated using the single-grain technique under both LM and SEM. In addition, the fossil pollen taxa Striatricolporites pseudostriatus (McIntyre) Mildenhall & Pocknall and S. striatus (Couper) Mildenhall & Pocknall are transferred to Ailanthipites pseudostriatus (McIntyre) Mildenhall comb. nov. and A. striatus (Couper) Mildenhall comb. nov.
Keywords: pollen; spores; brown coal; stratigraphy; palaeoflora; ombrotrophic forest mire; Oligocene–Miocene boundary southern New Zealand
Rights: © 2018 E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany
DOI: 10.1127/palb/2018/0060
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