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Palaeophytogeography of Ordovician–Silurian land plants

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Charles H. Wellman
Charles H. Wellman
1
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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Philippe Steemans
Philippe Steemans
2
Paléobotanique, Paléopalynologie, Micropaléontologie (PPM), University of Liège, Batiment B-18, allée du 6-Août, 4000, Liège-1, Belgium
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Marco Vecoli
Marco Vecoli
3
Université Lille 1, UMR 8217, FRE 3298 CNRS ‘Géosystèmes’, Villeneuve d’Ascq F-59655, France
4
Present address: Biostratigraphy Group, GLTSD, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, 31311 Saudi Arabia
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Published:
January 01, 2013

Abstract

A database of all reported Ordovician–Silurian land plant megafossil and dispersed spore assemblages has been assembled. For each assemblage a list of taxa has been prepared and its location plotted on new palaeocontinental reconstructions. These new data compilations are analysed with respect to palaeophytogeographical differentiation and various patterns of taxon diversity and morphological disparity that emerged during the origin, adaptive radiation and geographical spread of land plants. Our analyses include new quantitative assessments.

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Appendix consisting of an abridged version of our dispersed spore database is available at: http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/SUP18680

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

Early Palaeozoic Biogeography and Palaeogeography

D. A. T. Harper
D. A. T. Harper
Durham University, UK
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T. Servais
T. Servais
CNRS–Université de Lille 1, France
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Geological Society of London
Volume
38
ISBN electronic:
9781862396425
Publication date:
January 01, 2013

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