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Tertiary and Quaternary fossil wood from Kerguelen (southern Indian Ocean)
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-23, 11:02 authored by M Philippe, A Giret, Gregory JordanGregory Jordan
Kerguelen is now treeless but forest grew there during the Tertiary. Tertiary fossil wood is common there and was recorded and described by nineteenth century workers. Recently discovered wood from a Pleistocene moraine has shown that trees persisted into the Quaternary. A xylological study helps clarify the history and palaeoecology of the woody vegetation on Kerguelen.
Publication titleContes Rendus Acadamie des Sciences, Sciences de la terre et des planetes
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