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Paleocene fossil wood from beneath An Sgurr, Isle of Eigg

Lewis Woolnough and Julian Overnell
Paleocene fossil wood from beneath An Sgurr, Isle of Eigg
Scottish Journal of Geology (2006) 42, Part 1: 21-27


A fragment of fossilized wood was found near the top of the conglomerate bed beneath An Sgurr, Isle of Eigg. The wood, which is described here, appears to belong to no recorded genus, fossil or modern. It has affinities with several families of flowering plants (angiosperms), notably the Rosaceae. The name Polyactinoxylon subansgurrensis, gen. et sp. nov. is proposed. It appears that this species was part of a mixed culture of woody plants, growing in a possibly temperate climate, during the early Paleocene.

ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 42, Part 1
Title: Paleocene fossil wood from beneath An Sgurr, Isle of Eigg
Affiliation: Perranwell, Church Lane, Little Welnetham, Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
Pages: 21-27
Published: 2006
Text Language: English
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
References: 18
Accession Number: 2006-055358
Categories: Paleobotany
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendix
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch map
N56°53'60" - N56°53'60", W06°09'00" - W06°09'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Scottish Association for Marine Science, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200615
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