A new species of Protophyllocladoxylon from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia
Tamara L Fletcher, David J Cantrill, Patrick T Moss, Steven W Salisbury
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2014
Leaf floras in fluvial-lacustrine sediments of the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation suggest a community with co-dominance of angiosperms, conifers, ginkgo and other seed plants. To date wood floras associated with the Winton Formation have not been examined in detail. Winton Formation wood has been presumed to comprise araucarian, podocarp and taxodiaceous components, but this has been based largely on the identification of other plant macro and microfossils. Here we describe a new species of podocarp fossil wood from the genus Protophyllocladoxylon based on eleven specimens of silicified wood found as surface material at two broadly coeval sites in the ..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Additional funding for this research (to SWS) was provided by the Australian Research Council (LP0347332 and LP0776851) and The University of Queensland, in association with Isisford Shire Council, Longreach Regional Council, Winton Shire Council, Land Rover Australia, the Queensland Museum and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.