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Early land plant debris (Hooker's "waifs and strays"?)

Patricia G. Gensel, Norma Grace Johnson and Paul K. Strother
Early land plant debris (Hooker's "waifs and strays"?) (in Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section, workshop on Phytodebris, Bruce H. Tiffney (convener))
Palaios (December 1990) 5 (6): 520-547

Abstract

Information derived from Ordovician to Devonian phytodebris is discussed in terms of its utility in phylogenetic, biostratigraphic, paleoecologic and biogeographic studies. Several preparation techniques are described. Studies of latest Ordovician through Early Devonian land plant phytodebris have been important in addressing the origin of early land plants, in making taxonomic distinctions at the species through ordinal levels, and in documenting the phyletic radiation of early land plants. Biostratigraphic, biogeographic, and paleoecologic applications are more limited, although Ordovician-Silurian phytodebris may ultimately provide biostratigraphic control, especially of terrestrial sediments, and younger entities can indicate timing of major events or enhance floristic information for a given region. The potential to obtain information from these remains for systematic, biostratigraphic, biogeographic, and paleoecological applications is great.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Early land plant debris (Hooker's "waifs and strays"?)
Title: Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section, workshop on Phytodebris
Author(s): Gensel, Patricia G.Johnson, Norma GraceStrother, Paul K.
Author(s): Tiffney, Bruce H.convener
Affiliation: Univ. N.C., Biol. Dep., Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Affiliation: Univ. Calif., Dep. Geol. Sci., Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Pages: 520-547
Published: 199012
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Meeting name: Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section, workshop on Phytodebris
Meeting location: Toronto, ON, CAN, Canada
Meeting date: 198908Aug. 1989
References: 162
Accession Number: 1991-028342
Categories: Paleobotany
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: Boston Univ., USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1991
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