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    Composition and structure of an in situ Midle Pennsylvanian peat-forming plant assemblage buried in volcanic ash, Radnice Basin (Czech Republic)
Other titles
    Složení a struktura středně pennsylvánského rašelinného rostlinného společenstva zachovaného in situ ve vulkanickém popelu v radnické pánvi (Česká republika)
    Bek, Jiří
    Dašková, Jiřina
    Drábková, Jana
    Libertín, Milan
    Opluštil, Stanislav
    Pšenička, Josef
    Šimůnek, Zbyněk
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Roč. 24, č. 11-12
Thesaurus term
    palaeoecology, taphonomy, palynology, fossil plants
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.
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
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Import date
    15. 10. 2014