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1 March 2011 Discovery of a Lochkovian flora (Lower Devonian) in the Iberian Peninsula
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The Lower Devonian represents an important episode in plant life history, which was marked by the diversification of land plants. Unfortunately, remains of early Devonian plants in the Iberian Peninsula are scarce. In the present paper, we describe a small assemblage of early land plants from the Lochkovian (Lower Devonian) of the Teruel Province in Spain. The main element consists of Taeniocrada-like sterile stems that are predominandy dichotomous and ribbon-like with a narrow central strand. An unidentified fossil formed by dichotomous axes together with an uncertain globular structure were also observed. This finding increases our knowledge of the palaeogeographical distribution of early land plants.
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Borja Cascales-Miñana, Carlos Martínez-Pérez and Héctor Botella "Discovery of a Lochkovian flora (Lower Devonian) in the Iberian Peninsula," Geodiversitas 33(1), (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.5252/g2011n1a3
Received: 4 March 2010; Accepted: 1 November 2010; Published: 1 March 2011
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