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Triassic paleoecology in south Victoria Land: A vegetation model (plant fossils and palaeosols) in Triassic alluvial plains
Entry ID: K042_1982_1983_NZ_6

Abstract: Triassic plant fossils and palaeosols were sampled from four mountains (Mt Bastion, Portal Mountain, Shapeless Mountain and Allan Hills) with the aim of establishing a model of vegetation on the Triassic alluvial plain. The Triassic vegetation was described in terms of communities, soil/plant relationships, climate and palaeohydrology. Palaeosols with associated vegetation were recorded at Portal Mountain and Allan Hills and undeveloped paleosols with root traces at Mt Bastion. Fossil types recorded were: Dicroidium, Xyopteris, Johnstonia, Sphenobaiera, Phoenicopsis, Neocalamites, Lepidopteris, microsphorophylls, roots, infilled root traces, peat, horizontal and vertical burrows.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.5   S: -77.5   E: 161.0   W: 159.0

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-10-27
Stop Date: 1983-01-14
Quality This study was conducted for the requirements of an MSc. The data can be found in the publications and a complete list of the collected fossils is in the MSc thesis. Samples are held by Victoria University of Wellington.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04