A new species of Acer samaras from the Miocene Yeonil Group in the Pohang Basin, Korea

Geosciences Journal (Impact Factor: 0.92). 11/2008; 12(4):331-336. DOI: 10.1007/s12303-008-0033-6


Acer pohangense sp. nov. belonging to Aceraceae is described based on the six detached samaras collected from the Duho Formation of the Miocene
Yeonil Group. This species is characterized by its comparatively large-sized samara with a wing and seed, and its wide divergent
angle. The occurrence of such a large-sized samara is the first on record not only in the Korean Tertiary floras, but also
in the East Asian Tertiary floras.

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