PALM TRUNK IN THE CAMPANIAN OF NEUQUÉN GROUP, NEUQUÉN PROVINCE, ARGENTINA. In this paper a new species of fossil palm is described from the Auca Mahuevo locality, where the Anacleto Formation (Campanian) crops out, in the Neuquén province, Argentina. The described fossils correspond to palm trunks, referred to the genus Palmoxylon Schenk. These stems were compared with other species of this genus and with extant representatives of the family Arecaceae, and such comparisons allowed to assign it to a new species, Palmoxylon garridoi sp. nov. Martínez. The fossil record of palms in the Anacleto Formation suggests warm climate conditions in the Campanian of the Neuquén Group, and also extends the biochron of this genus in Argentina.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 49 • No. 4