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A new zosterophyll from the Lower Devonian of Wales

Edwards, Dianne and Kenrick, P. 1986. A new zosterophyll from the Lower Devonian of Wales. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 92 (3) , pp. 269-283. 10.1111/j.1095-8339.1986.tb01432.x

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A new monotypic genus is described from impression and compression fossils preserved in the Senni Beds of the Lower Old Red Sandstone of S Wales. The new species has scattered reniform lateral sporangia suggesting zosterophyll affinity, but supporting anatomical evidence is lacking. The axes of the plant are characterized by occasional large surface protuberances, sometimes extended into lateral projections of variable length and morphology. Taphonomic factors account for some of the observed features of the fossils, and their unusual orientation in the sediment suggests that Tarella may have grown on exposed point bars.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QK Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: Old Red Sandstone; Tarella; Zosterophyllophytina
Publisher: Linnean Society of London
ISSN: 0024-4074
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:09

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