Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (REV PALAEOBOT PALYNO )

Publisher: International Conference on Palynology, Elsevier


The Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology is an international journal for articles in all fields of palaeobotany and palynology dealing with all groups, ranging from marine palynomorphs to higher land plants. Original contributions and comprehensive review papers should appeal to an international audience. Typical topics include but are not restricted to systematics, evolution, palaeobiology, palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, biochronology, palaeoclimatology, paleogeography, taphonomy, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, vegetation history, and practical applications of palaeobotany and palynology, e.g. in coal and petroleum geology and archaeology. The journal especially encourages the publication of articles in which palaeobotany and palynology are applied for solving fundamental geological and biological problems as well as innovative and interdisciplinary

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  • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 01/2015; in press.
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    ABSTRACT: New sphenophyte stems from the Permian of the Parnaíba Basin (central-north Brazil) are described in detail and assigned to Arthropitys, a genus that was recognised from the Euramerican and Cathaysian floristic provinces. The fossil material is reported from the Permian Motuca Formation in northern Tocantins and was discovered in fluvial deposits, which originated under seasonal conditions in a widely distributed alluvial plain environment. The silica-petrified specimens are three-dimensionally preserved and provide considerable information on histological and developmental details not previously observed in the genus. The stems show very regular branch traces, attached branches or basal branching stumps. Based on their anatomical and morphological characteristics two new species are described: Arthropitys isoramis sp. nov. and Arthropitys iannuzzii sp. nov. One specimen of A. isoramis sp. nov. shows several woody roots attached to the basal region of the stem. This record differs radically from traditional and largely generalised reconstructions of calamitaleans, which are largely understood as rhizomatous trees based on inferences with extant Equisetum. The new sizable finds underline the high potential of northern Tocantins as a widely extended fossil lagerstätte that significantly enlarges our understanding of extinct low-latitude Southern Hemisphere floral communities.
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 01/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: In Quaternary studies, sediment storage methods (e.g., freezing, freeze-drying, vacuum-drying) vary across palaeoecological disciplines. Typically, palynologists store sediment cores in a freezer or refrigerator; however, sediments already collected and stored (freeze-dried) for palaeolimnological studies are available and potentially useful for pollen analysis. Here, we investigate the effect of freeze-drying on pollen grain structure compared to pollen recovered from frozen sediments. Pollen was recorded for eight deterioration categories for paired samples of freeze-dried and frozen sediment obtained from a small alpine lake (Sentinel Lake) in Banff National Park, Canada. No statistically significant differences in pollen deterioration were detected between storage methods for identified pollen taxa and groups (Pinus, Picea, Abies, Alnus, non-arboreal, arboreal). There were also no statistically significant differences between freeze-dried and frozen samples and their mean pollen sum, number of indeterminable pollen grains and number of taxa detected per sample. Instead, deterioration of pollen for both storage methods increased with the depth of sample taken from the core. These results demonstrate freeze-drying as a useful method for storing sediments intended for palynological research. Our findings highlight how limnologists and palynologists can collaboratively share freeze-dried archival sediment samples to reduce field costs and strengthen interpretation of data through analysis of multiple proxies.
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 01/2015; 215:46-56.
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    ABSTRACT: The upper member of the Río Turbio Formation is a well-exposed marine Eocene unit at high latitudes in Patagonia, Argentina. It holds important information helpful to reconstruct regional climate and oceanographic patterns in an area adjacent to the Drake Passage. Knowledge on the paleoenvironmental and paleoceanographic evolution of the southwestern Atlantic Ocean during the Paleogene is hindered by the lack of precise tools to date and correlate the sedimentary units. In this paper we present the dinoflagellate cyst assemblages from the upper member of the Río Turbio Formation and compare the stratigraphic distribution of their species with the ranges proposed in the Paleogene Southern Pacific Ocean dinoflagellate cyst zonation. The abundance of Enneadocysta dictyostila, the first occurrence of Impagidinium parvireticulatum and the presence of Vozzhennikovia apertura all allow us to propose a mid-Lutetian to mid-Priabonian age (44.6 to 34 Ma) for the upper member of the Río Turbio Formation. The study section is characterized by a middle Eocene endemic-Antarctic dinocyst assemblage. According to the dinocyst assemblages the analyzed section can be divided into four zones. Zone I is dominated by E. dictyostila, which points to a distal setting in an inner shelf environment. Zone II exhibits a high abundance of V. apertura, thus suggesting high trophic levels and cool waters in a shallow-marine, coastal environment. Zone III is dominated by I. parvireticulatum and a lower abundance of E. dictyostila, both species indicating a possible deepening of the depositional area with increasing influence of oceanic waters. Finally, Zone IV is dominated by V. apertura, indicating shallow marine waters. Our data suggest that V. apertura could have been produced by a stress-tolerant dinoflagellate species. Toward the top of the section, the samples are dominated exclusively by sporomorphs and zygospores of fresh-water green algae, which indicate a transition from a tide-dominated deltaic to a continental environment.
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 12/2014;