Title

First Fossil Pollen Record of the Northern Hemisphere Species Aglaoreidia Cyclops Erdtman, 1960 in Australia

Abstract

First fossil pollen record of the Northern Hemisphere species Aglaoreidia cyclops Erdtman, 1960 in Australia. Alcheringa 37, 1-5. ISSN 0311-5518. Aglaoreidia cyclops Erdtman, 1960 is a fossil pollen species associated with upper Eocene to lower Oligocene freshwater deposits in Europe and North America. Specimens preserved in upper Eocene lignites near Norseman, Western Australia, are the first record of this Northern Hemisphere species both in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. This new report widens the biogeographic distribution originally considered for this species. The stratigraphical and environmental characteristics of A. cyclops also make it an excellent stratigraphic indicator of upper Eocene freshwater deposits in Western Australia.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Aglaoreidia cyclops; late Eocene; Southern Hemisphere; Werillup Formation; Western Australia; biogeography; fossil record; lignite; micropaleontology; Northern Hemisphere; Oligocene; pollen; stratigraphy; Australia; Western Australia

Geographic Coverage

Australia

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

3115518

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.

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