Pioneer (Oligocene of Australia)

Where: Tasmania, Australia (41.1° S, 147.9° E: paleocoordinates 56.2° S, 147.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• Considered to be Oligocene on the basis of a palynological examination and the date of overlying basalt (Hill & Macphail, 1983).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; mudstone

• Several mudstone lenses occur among freshwater sands in a typical braided-river sedimentation

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: chemical, sieve,

Primary reference: R. S. Hill and D. C. Christophel. 1988. Tertiary leaves of the tribe Banksieae (Proteaceae) from south-eastern Australia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 97(2):205-227 [C. Jaramillo/C. Jaramillo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167372: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Carlos Jaramillo on 13.03.2015

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Taxonomic list

Pinopsida
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Phyllocladus annulatus1 Hill 1989
n. sp.
 Pinales - Cupressaceae
Papuacedrus australis3 Hill and Carpenter 1989
n. sp.
Libocedrus morrisonii3 Hill and Carpenter 1989
n. sp.
Magnoliopsida
 Proteales - Proteaceae
Banksieaephyllum regularis Hill and Christophel 1988
n. sp.
 Fagales - Nothofagaceae