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1 April 2021 A New Assemblage of Plant Mesofossils (Late Turonian–Middle Santonian; Upper Cretaceous) from the Tamagawa Formation, Kuji Group, in Northeastern Japan
Masamichi Takahashi, Patrick S. Herendeen, Fabiany Herrera, Ren Hirayama, Hisao Ando, Kazuhisa Sasaki, Peter R. Crane
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A preliminary description is provided of a new assemblage of small, three-dimensional and charcoalified mesofossils from the Tamagawa Formation (late Turonian–middle Santonian; Upper Cretaceous) of the Kuji Group in northeastern Japan. The new mesofossils yield excellent structural details and include well-preserved circinate shoots of ferns together with conifer leafy-shoots, seeds and probable pollen cones, and variety of angiosperm fruits and seeds, including fruits of Cornales and seeds of Nymphaeales. The new mesofossil assemblage is complementary to the previously published macrofossil flora from the Kuji Group.

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Masamichi Takahashi, Patrick S. Herendeen, Fabiany Herrera, Ren Hirayama, Hisao Ando, Kazuhisa Sasaki, and Peter R. Crane "A New Assemblage of Plant Mesofossils (Late Turonian–Middle Santonian; Upper Cretaceous) from the Tamagawa Formation, Kuji Group, in Northeastern Japan," Paleontological Research 25(2), 120-126, (1 April 2021). https://doi.org/10.2517/2020PR015
Received: 14 November 2019; Accepted: 4 March 2020; Published: 1 April 2021
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charcoalified
Cretaceous
Kuji Group
late Turonian–middle Santonian
mesofossils
Tamagawa Formation
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