First record of fossil angiosperm wood (Ulmoxylon, Ulmaceae) from the famous locality of Bílina (Czech Republic, Early Miocene)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:J. Sakala
Journal:C. R. Palevol
Volume:1
Pagination:161-166
Date Published:2002
Accession Number:E1411
Keywords:Bílina / Czech Republic / Early Miocene / fossil angiosperm wood / type of preservation / Ulmoxylon marchesonii / Ulmus pyramidalis
Abstract:

A fossil angiosperm wood is described for the first time from the famous Early Miocene locality of Bílina. It represents a fossil elm wood, attributed to Ulmoxylon marchesonii Biondi. The fossil wood can be compared to extant North American soft elms, also to Ulmus macrocarpa Hance and U. parvifolia Jacq. from China or to the European common elm U. carpinifolia Gled. The wood together with fossil leaves/fruits of Ulmus pyramidalis Goeppert forms a single natural fossil species that lived in the Bílina area during the Early Miocene. The influence of two types of preservation, permineralised and xylitic, on the same wood species is also discussed

Short Title:First record of fossil angiosperm wood (Ulmoxylon, Ulmaceae) from the famous locality of Bílina (Czech Republic, Early Miocene)
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