Record details

Title
    A Middle Pennsylvanian (Bolsovian) peat-forming forest preserved in situ in volcanic ash of the Whetstone Horizon in the Radnice Basin, Czech Republic
Author
    Bashforth, Arden
    Bashforth, Arden. R.
    Dašková, Jiřina
    Drábková, Jana
    Libertín, Milan
    Opluštil, Stanislav
    Pšenička, Josef
    Šimůnek, Zbyněk
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 155, č. 3-4
Pages
    41
Year
    2009
Thesaurus term
    Basin,
    Czech
    Horizon
    in situ
    palaeoecology
    peat-forming mires
    Pennsylvanian
    plant taphonomy
    Radnice
    Republic
    the
    tuff
Keyword
    Ash
    Basin
    Bolsovian
    Czech
    Forest
    Horizon
    Middle
    Peat-forming
    Pennsylvanian
    Preserved
    Radnice
    Republic
    Situ
    Volcanic
    Whetstone
Abstract (in english)
   The precursory mire of the Middle Pennsylvanian (Bolsovian) Lower Radnice Coal was buried in situ by volcanic ash, preserving the taxonomic composition, spatial distribution, vertical stratification, and synecology of this peat-forming ecosystem in extraordinary detail. Plant fossil remains represent the pre-eruption vegetation of the swamp, which resulted from accumulation of peat in a high-ash, planar (rheotrophic) mire situated in a narrow palaeovalley containing an active fluvial system. Twenty-seven morphotaxa were identified, representing 20 whole-plant species with a wide variety of growth forms.

   The precursory mire of the Middle Pennsylvanian (Bolsovian) Lower Radnice Coal was buried in situ by volcanic ash, preserving the taxonomic composition, spatial distribution, vertical stratification, and synecology of this peat-forming ecosystem in extraordinary detail. Plant fossil remains represent the pre-eruption vegetation of the swamp, which resulted from accumulation of peat in a high-ash, planar (rheotrophic) mire situated in a narrow palaeovalley containing an active fluvial system. Twenty-seven morphotaxa were identified, representing 20 whole-plant species with a wide variety of growth forms.
Contributor
    Národní muzeum Praha
    UK Praha, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    NM
    UK, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012