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Late Cretaceous (Campanian) leaf and palynoflora from southern Skane, Sweden

Adam T. Halamski, Jiri Kvacek and Vivi Vajda
Late Cretaceous (Campanian) leaf and palynoflora from southern Skane, Sweden (in Mesozoic biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic territories, Benjamin P. Kear (editor), Johan Lindgren (editor), Jorn H. Hurum (editor), Jesper Milan (editor) and Vivi Vajda (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (2016) 434: 207-230


A Late Cretaceous (Campanian) leaf megaflora from the Vomb Trough in southern Skane, Sweden, has been investigated on the basis of collections held at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. The main plant-bearing locality is Kopinge, but single specimens originate from Hogestad, Ingelstorp, Rodmolla, Svenstorps molla and Tosterup. The fossil flora is dominated by the angiosperm (eudicot) Debeya (Dewalquea) haldemiana (Debey ex de Saporta & Marion) Halamski. Other dicots are cf. Dryophyllum sp., Ettingshausenia sp., Rarytkinia? sp., Dicotylophyllum friesii (Nilsson) comb. nov. and Salicites wahlbergii (Nilsson) Hisinger. Conifers are represented by cf. Aachenia sp. (cone scales), Pagiophyllum sp. and Cyparissidium sp. (leaves). Single poorly preserved specimens of ferns and monocots have also been identified. The terrestrial palynomorphs (the focus herein) clearly link to the megaflora, although with different relative abundances. The fern spore Cyathidites dominates along with the conifer pollen Perinopollenites elatoides and Classopollis Angiosperm pollen comprise up to 15% of the assemblage, represented by monocolpate, tricolpate and periporate pollen and the extinct Normapolles group. The spores in the kerogen residue show a thermal alteration index (TAI) of 2+. The flora probably represents mainly a coastal lowland Debeya/conifer forest, and is similar to approximately coeval assemblages from analogous palaeo-communities described from eastern Poland, western Ukraine and Westphalia.

ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 434
Title: Late Cretaceous (Campanian) leaf and palynoflora from southern Skane, Sweden
Title: Mesozoic biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic territories
Author(s): Halamski, Adam T.Kvacek, JiriVajda, Vivi
Author(s): Kear, Benjamin P.editor
Author(s): Lindgren, Johaneditor
Author(s): Hurum, Jorn H.editor
Author(s): Milan, Jespereditor
Author(s): Vajda, Vivieditor
Affiliation: Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Paleobiology, Warsaw, Poland
Affiliation: Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Pages: 207-230
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 105
Accession Number: 2016-087125
Categories: Paleobotany
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch maps
N55°30'00" - N55°45'00", E13°30'00" - E14°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: National Museum, CZE, Czech RepublicSwedish Museum of Natural History, SWE, Sweden
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201643
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