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Huang, Luliang [1], Jin, Jianhua [2], Quan, Cheng [3], Oskolski, Alexei A. [4].

Mummified Fossil Woods from Late Oligocene of Nanning Basin, Guangxi, South China.

Numerous mummified fossil woods are discovered from late Oligocene of Nanning Basin, Guangxi, South China. According to the preliminary study, they include the genera of Camellia (Theaceae), Castanopsis and Lithocarpoxylon (Fagaceae), Litseoxylon (Lauraceae), Magnolia (Magnoliaceae), and Tetradium (Rutaceae). The fossil wood of Camellia is the most ancient fossil record of this genus in China, even in southern and southeastern Asia (the regions of greatest diversity of its extant species). In addition, this exceptional fossil woods preservation is beneficial for us to speculate the paleoclimatology of Guangxi, South China during the late Oligocene. Combined with the leaves, seeds and fruits in the same strata with fossil woods, it can be speculated that the flora from late Oligocene of Nanning is a mixed evergreen and deciduous forest (dominated by Fagaceae) with a tropical-subtropical climate (probably monsoonal).

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1 - Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, School of Life Sciences, 135 Xingangxi Road, Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510275, China
2 - Sun Yat-sen University, School Of Life Sciences, 135 Xingangxi Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, N/A, 510275, China
3 - Jilin University, Changchun, China, Research Center of Paleontology & Stratigraphy, 938, Xi-minzhu Str., Changchun, 130026 China, Changchun, Jilin, 130026, China
4 - Kornarov Botanical Institute, Botanical Museum, Prof Popov Str. 2, St. Petersburg, 197376, RUSSIA

mummified fossil wood
late Oligocene
Nanning Basin
South China

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 1, Cookson/Moseley award presentations
Location: Sundance 4/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Number: 1005
Abstract ID:105
Candidate for Awards:Isabel Cookson Award

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