publication . Article . 2006

Givetian (Middle Devonian) cladoxylopsid 'ferns' from Orkney, Northern Scotland

Berry, Christopher M.; Jason Hilton;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: CUP
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title><jats:p>Two large fossil plants are described from the Givetian (Middle Devonian) Eday Flags, South Ronaldsay, Orkney Isles, northern Scotland. Fossils with branches joined to stems of this age are rare. Each specimen comprises a robust and tapering main trunk from which numerous closely spaced branches arise distally. Although poorly preserved such that generic identifications are not possible, both specimens display the characteristic architecture of the plant order Pseudosporochnales (Cladoxylopsida). The newly discovered specimens demonstrate a variation in size and form that adds further data to the understanding of the onto...
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free text keywords: QE, Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous), Palaeontology, Cladoxylopsida, biology.organism_classification, biology, Pseudosporochnales, Sedimentary basin, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Paleontology, Devonian, Geology
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publication . Article . 2006

Givetian (Middle Devonian) cladoxylopsid 'ferns' from Orkney, Northern Scotland

Berry, Christopher M.; Jason Hilton;