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Type: Journal article
Title: The flora of double hill (Dunedin Volcanic Complex, Middle-Late Miocene) Otago, New Zealand
Author: Reichgelt, T.
Jones, W.
Jones, D.
Conran, J.
Bannister, J.
Kennedy, E.
Mildenhall, D.
Lee, D.
Citation: Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2014; 44(4):105-135
Publisher: Royal Society of New Zealand
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0303-6758
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T Reichgelt, WA Jones, DT Jones, JG Conran, JM Bannister, EM Kennedy, DC Mildenhall and DE Lee
Abstract: Plant fossils from a diatomaceous lake deposit at Double Hill within the Dunedin Volcanic Complex (Middle to Late Miocene) are described. Tentative affinities are assigned on the basis of leaf morphology, cuticle morphology and co-occurrence of micro- and megafossils. From an assemblage of more than 1000 fossil leaves, 35 different morphotypes can be discerned: four are assigned to Podocarpaceae, four to Monocotyledonae and 27 to Eudicotyledonae or Magnoliidae. All the possible plant families recognized from Double Hill as megafossils still occur in New Zealand today, but most could not tolerate the low temperatures or relatively low precipitation rates of the Dunedin area today.
Keywords: diatomite; Dunedin Volcanic Complex; Miocene; plant megafossils; pollen; spores
Description: Published online: 28 Aug 2014
Rights: © 2014 The Royal Society of New Zealand
DOI: 10.1080/03036758.2014.923476
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