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The Brandy Creek fossil flora

Keefe, Rachael Louise (2012) The Brandy Creek fossil flora. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

A detailed quantitative study of the fossil flora, paleoclimate and paleoecology of the Eocene Brandy Creek fossil site, Bogong High Plains, Victoria, Australia was undertaken. Taxonomic assessment of Leaf macrofossils reveal 18 morphotypes that have affinity with nearest living relatives including Lauraceae genera Cryptocarya, Endiandra and Litsea and the families of Cunoiaceae and Elaeocarpaceae. The pollen and spore record at Brandy Creek reveals 36 paynomorphs, with many of them having affinities with fossil and modern Dicksoniaceae, Araurcariaceae and Proteaceae and Nothofagus.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: leaf macrofossils, microflora, pollen, spores, leaves, plant ecology, palaeoclimate, taxonomy, taxonomies, systematics, Bogong High Plains, Victoria
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0603 Evolutionary Biology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 01:50
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 02:01
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/26233
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