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Tertiary plant fossils from Australia's 'Top End'


Pole, MS and Bowman, DMJS, Tertiary plant fossils from Australia's 'Top End', Australian Systematic Botany, 9, (2) pp. 113-126. ISSN 1030-1887 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/sb9960113


An assemblage of Tertiary plant fossils is described from Melville Island, Northern Territory, which is in the far north of Australia and currently experiences a monsoonal climate. The leaves examined included probable Cupressaceae, Proteaceae (Grevillea, and forms comparable with the Madagascan genus Dilobia) and Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). They indicate a non-rainforest community which probably had seasonal rainfall.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:69169
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2011-04-19
Last Modified:2011-06-23

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