Reference : The in situ Glyptostroboxylon forest of Hoegaarden (Belgium) at the Initial Eocene Th...
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The in situ Glyptostroboxylon forest of Hoegaarden (Belgium) at the Initial Eocene Thermal Maximum (55 Ma)
Fairon-Demaret, Muriel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté des sciences) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Sciences) >]
Steurbaut, Etienne [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Paléobotanique, paléopalynologie et micropaléontologie >]
Damblon, Freddy [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Paléobotanique - Paléopalynologie - Micropaléontologie (PPM) >]
Dupuis, Christian [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Département des sciences cliniques >]
Smith, Thierry [> > > >]
Gerrienne, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géologie > Paléobotanique - Paléopalynologie - Micropaléontologie (PPM) >]
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Elsevier Science Bv
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The Netherlands
[en] Early Eocene ; fossil wood ; gymnosperm ; Glyptostroboxylon ; taphonomy ; Belgium
[en] Hundreds of silicified standing stumps have been discovered within a lignitic horizon in the middle of the Tienen Formation near Hoegaarden in northeast Belgium. The anatomical features of the fossil stumps, as those of the numerous silicified secondary xylem remains collected since the last century from this area, demonstrate that they all belong to a single taxodiaceous taxon. The stumps bear characteristics shared by Taxodioxylon gypsaceum and Glyptostroboxylon tenerum, but affinities with the latter appear closer. They are attributed to Glyptostroboxylon sp. Calibration of the sedimentological, stratigraphical and organic carbon isotope data reveals that these taxodiaceous fossil trees developed in a swampy lowland environment most probably during the Initial Eocene Thermal Maximum at ca. 55 Ma. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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