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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Early Cretaceous woods of Figueira da Foz Formation in western Portugal: Palaeoenviromental, palaeoclimatic and palaeobiogeographic insights
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Forestry research,
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Fossil woods of the genus Protocupressinoxylon Eckhold are reported from the Lower Cretaceous (upper Aptian e lower Albian) of Casal do Estortiga, near Santa Catarina da Serra, Lusitanian Basin, western Portugal. The three silicified specimens show up to 7-µm-thick-walled, rounded to polygonal tracheids; homogeneous rays, separated by 2-8 cell rows (in average 3-4); normal or traumatic, diffuse axial parenchyma with abundant cell content; and no resin canal but abundant resin content. The cupressoid conifers dominated the border between the temperate wet tropical belt and the arid mid-latitude belt. The indistinct growth rings suggest no marked seasonality in western Portugal, as it was also suggested in the Iberian Mountain System. Several other climate proxies of the trunk-bearing unit confirm that the wood was deposited under a warm and wet climate. During the Early Cretaceous, the Iberian Peninsula was a connecting bridge between Laurasia and northern Gondwana, acting as a large regional ecotone. Although the Iberian Peninsula was dominated by a Laurasian component, climatic differences between the two regions were driving forces behind biogeographical relationships in the western Tethys.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Cretaceous Research
ISBN
0195-6671
Impact factor JCR
2,39
Impact info
Volume
51
10.1016/j.cretres.2014.06.004
Journal number
From page
112
To page
120
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Paleontology 6/49
Participants
  • Autor: Mário Miguel Mendes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Autor: Jorge Dinis (Universidade de Coimbra)
  • Autor: Luis Garcia Esteban (UPM)
  • Autor: Paloma de Palacios De Palacios (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Garcia Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Joao Pais (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de la Madera y el Corcho
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
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