Journal article

Neutron tomography of Austrosequoia novae-zeelandiae comb. nov (Late Cretaceous, Chatham Islands, New Zealand): implications for Sequoioideae phylogeny and biogeography

Chris Mays, David J Cantrill, Jeffrey D Stilwell, Joseph J Bevitt

Journal of Systematic Palaeontology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Geographic Society

Awarded by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to dedicate this article to the memory of David Pickering (Museum Victoria) for his field assistance, his advice on sample preparation and his broad contributions to Gondwanan palaeontology. Special thanks go to chief fossil preparator Chava Rodriguez, and palaeobotanical artist Mali Moir. Additional fossil preparation was provided by members of the Monash Palaeontology Undergraduate Volunteer Program, and additional field assistance was provided by Cameron McKenzie, Jesse Vitacca and Pedro Viegas. Terry and Donna Tuanui kindly provided support on Chatham Island before and after fieldwork on Pitt Island. CM would like to thank the residents of Pitt Island for their field assistance and support. Type material was supplied by Anusha Beer & Kane Fleury (University of Otago). Scanning electron microscopy assistance was provided by Adam Costin and Georg Ramm (Advanced Cellular Imaging Laboratory, Monash University). This work was supported by the National Geographic Society [9761-15], the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation[P5524], and the Australian Research Council [DP1412515, LP0989518]. CM would like to acknowledge the Moriori people as the original landowners of Rekohu (the Chatham Islands).