Record details

Title
    Composition and structure of an in situ Middle Pennsylvanian peat-forming plant assemblage buried in volcanic ash, Radnice Basin (Czech Republic)
Author
    Bek, Jiří
    Dašková, Jiřina
    Drábková, Jana
    Libertín, Milan
    Opluštil, Stanislav
    Pšenička, Josef
    Šimůnek, Zbyněk
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Palaios
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 24, č. 11
Pages
    21
Year
    2009
Thesaurus term
    fossil plants
    palaeoecology
    palynology
    taphonomy
Keyword
    Ash
    Assemblage
    Basin
    Buried
    Composition
    Czech
    Middle
    Peat-forming
    Pennsylvanian
    Plant
    Radnice
    Republic
    Situ
    Structure
    Volcanic
Abstract (in english)
   A three-dimensional reconstruction is provided of the composition, spatial distribution, and structure of a single-aged, Middle Pennsylvanian (Moscovian) peat-forming forest of a high-ash, planar (rheotrophic) mire, buried in situ by volcanic ash and preserved in the Lower Radnice Coal of the Radnice Basin (Czech Republic). In all, 24 whole-plant taxa of various growth forms were identified. This assemblage represents a lepidodendrid- and Cordaites borassifolius-dominated forest, with a well-developed understory of subarborescent lycopsids, tree ferns, medullosan pteridosperms, and calamites, as well as herbaceous ground cover. Based on samples from the coal roof, the palynological record is in agreement with the tuff bed assemblage except for the quantity of certain taxa.

   A three-dimensional reconstruction is provided of the composition, spatial distribution, and structure of a single-aged, Middle Pennsylvanian (Moscovian) peat-forming forest of a high-ash, planar (rheotrophic) mire, buried in situ by volcanic ash and preserved in the Lower Radnice Coal of the Radnice Basin (Czech Republic). In all, 24 whole-plant taxa of various growth forms were identified. This assemblage represents a lepidodendrid- and Cordaites borassifolius-dominated forest, with a well-developed understory of subarborescent lycopsids, tree ferns, medullosan pteridosperms, and calamites, as well as herbaceous ground cover. Based on samples from the coal roof, the palynological record is in agreement with the tuff bed assemblage except for the quantity of certain taxa.
Contributor
    Národní muzeum Praha
    UK Praha, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    NM
    UK, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012