First fossil pollen record of Auriculiidites Elsik, 1964 in Australia

Michael Macphail, Alan D Partridge

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    Fossil auriculate pollen assigned to Auriculiidites Elsik is preserved in middle early Eocene estuarine facies near Strahan, on the west coast of Tasmania. This is the first record of this otherwise Late Cretaceous- Paleocene morphogenus in Australia and possibly the Southern Hemisphere. Auriculiidites is one of several, now tropical, taxa found at Strahan and underscores the area's importance in understanding the impact of early Eocene global warming at high latitudes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-286
    JournalAlcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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