Palynology

Just out |  Two fossil species of Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) from the Oligo-Miocene Golden Fleece locality in Tasmania, Australia @ American Journal of Botany

Just out @ American Journal of Botany Two fossil species of Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) from the Oligo-Miocene Golden Fleece locality in Tasmania, Australia Author(s) Myall Tarran, Peter G. Wilson, Michael K. Macphail, Greg J. Jordan and Robert S. Hill Abstract: PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The capsular-fruited genus Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) is one of the most widely distributed flowering plant genera in the Pacific but is extinct in Australia today. The center of geographic origin for the genus and the reason for

Just out | Taphonomic and palaeovegetational studies in lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits of Chintalapudi Area, Godavari Graben, South India @ Revue de Micropaléontologie

Just out @ Revue de Micropaléontologie Taphonomic and palaeovegetational studies in lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits of Chintalapudi Area, Godavari Graben, South India Author(s) Shreya Mishra, Neerja Jha, Sukhbir Singh Gahalain Abstract: Palynomorphs from lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits from Chintalapudi area of Godavari Graben were used to infer palaeovegetation and palaeoenvironments through palynofacies reconstruction and taphonomic studies. The recovered palynofloral assemblage is dominated by Cordaites with subordinate conifers and glossopterids forming the floral canopy. Fillicopsids, equisetopsids,

Just out | Last Glacial pollen–climate reconstructions from Northland, New Zealand @ Journal of Quaternary Science

Just out @ Journal of Quaternary Science Last Glacial pollen–climate reconstructions from Northland, New Zealand Author(s) R.M. Newnham, B. V. Alloway, K.A. Holt, K. Butler, A.B.H. Rees, J.M. Wilmshurst, G. Dunbar, I. Hajdas Abstract: Despite wide-ranging interest in the vegetation and climate of Northland, New Zealand, during the last glacial cycle, the region and timeframe lack quantitative climate reconstructions while land-based pollen records have tended to be poorly dated and

Just out | Lower Jurassic palynostratigraphy of Eastern Siberia @ Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation

Just out @ Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation Lower Jurassic palynostratigraphy of Eastern Siberia Author(s) A. A. Goryacheva Abstract: This paper presents the results of a palynological study of the natural outcrops of the Lower and Middle Jurassic on the Kelimyar River (Outcrops 5, 6, 7, 14, and 16) and two boreholes, Middle-Nakynskaya and Ygyata-Tyungskaya 1, in Eastern Siberia. The Ukugut, Tyung, Motorchuna, Suntar, Kyrin, and Kelimyar formations were studied. Six biostrata with dinocysts

Just out | Tiny pollen grains: first evidence of Saururaceae from the Late Cretaceous of western North America @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ Tiny pollen grains: first evidence of Saururaceae from the Late Cretaceous of western North America Author(s) Friðgeir Grímsson , Guido W. Grimm, Reinhard Zetter Abstract: Background | The Saururaceae, a very small family of Piperales comprising only six species in four genera, have a relatively scanty fossil record outside of Europe. The phylogenetic relationships of the four genera to each other are resolved, with the type genus Saururus occurring in both eastern North America and

Just out | The late-Holocene decline of Tilia in relation to climate and human activities – pollen evidence from 42 sites in southern Sweden @ Journal of Biogeography

Just out @ Journal of Biogeography The late-Holocene decline of Tilia in relation to climate and human activities – pollen evidence from 42 sites in southern Sweden Author(s) Tove Hultberg, Per Lagerås, Leif Björkman, Eva Sköld, George L Jacobson, Per-Ola Hedwall, Matts Lindbladh Abstract: Aim | The dominant role of Tilia in primeval forests of Scandinavia has long been recognized, but the timing and mechanisms for its decline have not been completely unravelled. A particular

Just out | Eocene Loranthaceae pollen pushes back divergence ages for major splits in the family @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ Eocene Loranthaceae pollen pushes back divergence ages for major splits in the family Author(s) Friðgeir Grímsson, Paschalia Kapli, Christa-Charlotte Hofmann, Reinhard Zetter, Guido W. Grimm Abstract: Background We revisit the palaeopalynological record of Loranthaceae, using pollen ornamentation to discriminate lineages and to test molecular dating estimates for the diversification of major lineages. Methods Fossil Loranthaceae pollen from the Eocene and Oligocene are analysed and documented using scanning-electron

Just out | The occurrence of Potamomyces palmarensis sp. nov. in the Late Holocene of El Palmar National Park (Colón, Entre Ríos, Argentina) and transfer of fossil species of Mediaverrunites to Potamomyces @ Palynology

Just out @ Palynology The occurrence of Potamomyces palmarensis sp. nov. in the Late Holocene of El Palmar National Park (Colón, Entre Ríos, Argentina) and transfer of fossil species of Mediaverrunites to Potamomyces Author(s) Noelia Nuñez Otaño, Mercedes di Pasquo, M. Virginia Bianchinotti Abstract: We present the first record of Potamomyces Hyde (Ascomycota, Dothideomycetidae) from soil sediments of the El Palmar National Park, Entre Ríos, Argentina. Nineteen samples were taken (each

Just out | Late Triassic (early Carnian) palynology of shallow stratigraphical core 7830/5-U-1, offshore Kong Karls Land, Norwegian Arctic @ Palynology

Just out @ Palynology Late Triassic (early Carnian) palynology of shallow stratigraphical core 7830/5-U-1, offshore Kong Karls Land, Norwegian Arctic Author(s) Niall William Paterson, Gunn Mangerud, Atle Mork Abstract: Palynostratigraphical and palynofacies data are presented from a shallow stratigraphical core (7830/5-U-1) drilled in the northern Barents Sea, offshore Kong Karls Land, Arctic Norway. The core spans approximately 127 m of the Snadd Formation (De Geerdalen Formation equivalent). Samples from core 7830/5-U-1

Just out | A 23,000-year microscopic charcoal record from Anderson Pond, Tennessee, USA @ Palynology

Just out @ Palynology A 23,000-year microscopic charcoal record from Anderson Pond, Tennessee, USA Author(s) Joanne P. Ballard, Sally P. Horn, Zheng-Hua Li Abstract: Charcoal records of past fires are important for reconstruction of palaeoenvironments and palaeoclimate, particularly when compared with pollen records of past vegetation, but such records are scarce in the southeastern US. To address the question of how fire activity changed from the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) into