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Charcoal in the Silurian as evidence for the earliest wildfire

I. J. Glasspool, D. Edwards and L. Axe
Charcoal in the Silurian as evidence for the earliest wildfire
Geology (Boulder) (May 2004) 32 (5): 381-383

Abstract

Rare basal Pridoli plant fossils, which resemble the rhyniophytoid Hollandophyton colliculum and have exceptional three-dimensional cellular anatomy, are preserved as charcoal. As such, these fossils from Ludford Lane in the Welsh Borders are evidence of the earliest recorded wildfire and are the first documented from before the Devonian. The fossils represent the charred remains of a low-growing, low-diversity, in situ rhyniophytoid or cryptospore-bearing plant vegetation charred during a low-temperature fire.


ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Coden: GLGYBA
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 32
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Charcoal in the Silurian as evidence for the earliest wildfire
Affiliation: Cardiff University, School of Earth, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Pages: 381-383
Published: 200405
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 27
Accession Number: 2004-047829
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 200413
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