The Brandy Creek fossil flora

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

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)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/26233
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0603 Evolutionary Biology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords leaf macrofossils, microflora, pollen, spores, leaves, plant ecology, palaeoclimate, taxonomy, taxonomies, systematics, Bogong High Plains, Victoria
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