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    A fresh look at the rich assemblage from the Pliocene sink-hole of Willershausen, Germany
Statement of responsibility
    David K. Ferguson, Ervín Knobloch
    Ferguson, David K.
    Knobloch, Ervín, 1934-
Source title - serial
    Review of palaeobotany and palynology
    Vol. 101
    p. 271-286
    5 obr., 2 tab., 2 s.bibl.
Subject group
    pylová zrna
    sedimentace lakustrinní
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Abstract (in english)
   The Willershausen assemblage is probably the richest of its kind in the Pliocene of Europe. A conservative estimate indicates that there are at least 77 genera and some 130 species of plant involved. This is all the more surprising because the plant- and animal-remains originate from a sink-hole no more than 150 by 200m. The proximity of different plant communities is responsible for the richness of the assemblage. The floristic affinities lie in present-day eastern Asia and to a lesser extent in northern America and Europe. Judging from the climatic requirements of living counterparts, qrowth ring data and the high percentage of deciduousness, the climate was seasonal with mean temperatures slightly higher than at present. A picture of life in and around Willershausen Lake is presented
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    23. 1. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012