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Combined LM and SEM study of the middle Miocene (Sarmatian) palynoflora from the Lavanttal Basin, Austria: Part III. Magnoliophyta 1 – Magnoliales to Fabales
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology. (Paleobiologi)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4241-9075
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2015 (English)In: Grana, ISSN 0017-3134, E-ISSN 1651-2049, Vol. 54, 85-128 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies on the palynoflora from the Lavanttal Basin show that it contains a rich

assemblage of spores and gymnosperm pollen. Present and ongoing investigations of

dispersed angiosperm pollen suggest a high diversity within this group, and due to the

excellent preservation of the material some rare pollen types are recognized. The Magnoliales

to Fabales pollen record documented here contains 30 different taxa. Only a few pollen types

are assigned to Magnoliids (four taxa); these are rare in the pollen record. Similarly, the

Commelinids comprise five taxa and are also rare. Most of the angiosperm pollen originate

from Eudicots, 21 taxa. Of the angiosperm taxa documented here, Magnolia , Carex ,

Ranunculaceae, Platanus , Trochodendron , Buxus , Cercidiphyllum , Daphniphyllum ,

Distylium , Fortunearia , Parrotia , Parthenocissus , Vitis , Euphorbia , Salix , and

Papilionoideae are recorded for the first time from the Lavanttal Basin. This also includes the

first fossil pollen record of Trochodendron  worldwide and the first reliable pollen record of

Daphniphyllum . Several of the taxa described here had a wide Northern Hemispheric

distribution from Eocene until the end of the Miocene. Also, key relatives of the fossil taxa

are presently confined to humid warm-temperate environments, suggesting a very mild

climate during the middle Miocene (Sarmatian) of the Lavanttal area. Some of the taxa

encountered also support previous observations that the sediments of the Lavanttal Basin

accumulated in a lowland wetland environment. This is based on pollen from aquatic taxa

thriving in lakes, streams and swamps, and pollen of terrestrial plant taxa occupying margins

of lakes and streams, backswamps, floodplains, river plains, and hummocks. Other 

 angiosperm pollen clearly originate from plants thriving on drier substrates, reflecting various

vegetation units of the mixed evergreen/deciduous broad-leaved/conifer forests surrounding

the wetland basin.

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2015. Vol. 54, 85-128 p.
Keyword [en]
Angiosperms, Cenozoic, Carinthia, fossil pollen, monocots, palaeovegetation, Magnoliids, eudicots
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Botany Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Research subject
Ecosystems and species history
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nrm:diva-1334OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nrm-1334DiVA: diva2:876104
Available from: 2015-12-02 Created: 2015-10-19 Last updated: 2015-12-02

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