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The first record of Cooksonia from South America in Silurian rocks of Bolivia

Morel, E., Edwards, Dianne and Iñigez Rodriguez, M. 1995. The first record of Cooksonia from South America in Silurian rocks of Bolivia. Geological Magazine 132 (4) , pp. 449-452. 10.1017/S0016756800021506

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Plant megafossils resembling Cooksonia caledonica Lang aredescribed from the Kirusillas Formation in southern Bolivia.Faunal and lithological evidence together with field relation-ships advocate a late Silurian (Ludlow) age. Palaeocontinentalreconstructions suggest that the plants grew on the western edgeof Gondwana at 50–60° S and indicate that Cooksonia hadspread to higher latitudes soon after its appearance in the Wenlock.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QK Botany
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0016-7568
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:12

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