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Type: Journal article
Title: Davallia (Polypodiales: Davalliaceae) macrofossils from Early Miocene Otago (New Zealand) with in situ spores
Author: Conran, J.
Kaulfuss, U.
Bannister, J.
Mildenhall, D.
Lee, D.
Citation: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 2010; 162(1):84-94
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0034-6667
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John G. Conran, Uwe Kaulfuss, Jennifer M. Bannister, Dallas C. Mildenhall and Daphne E. Lee
Abstract: Fossil fern fronds referable to the extant fern genus Davallia (Polypodiales: Davalliaceae) bearing sporangia with in situ spores are described from the Early Miocene Foulden Maar diatomite deposit, Otago, New Zealand. The fronds are the first published Southern Hemisphere macrofossil record for the family and provide valuable palaeoclimate data supporting warm conditions in Early Miocene New Zealand. The matching of Davallia fronds to the form spore taxon Polypodiisporites radiatus shows that the genus has had a long, apparently continuous history throughout late Cenozoic New Zealand. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: fossil fern
Davallia Smith
Polypodiisporites radiatus Pocknall and Mildenhall
New Zealand
Rights: © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.06.001
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