The first Glyptostroboxylon from the Miocene of Turkey


Akkemik U. , Acarca N. N. , HATİPOĞLU M.

IAWA JOURNAL, cilt.38, ss.561-570, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1163/22941932-20170181
  • Dergi Adı: IAWA JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.561-570

Özet

Silicified wood preserved in the Gudul fossil forest site in the Galatian Volcanic Province (GVP) near Ankara in Central Anatolia is described. The material comprises six petrified wood samples that date from early to middle Miocene. The woods have very low rays (2-5 cells high), bordered tracheidal pitting (9-10 mu m), pinoid cross-field pits and very thin, unpitted, smooth walls of axial parenchyma and rays. This combination of characters indicates affinity to the fossil-genus Glyptostroboxylon. The presence of this wood genus suggests that the local environment was either riparian or wetland forest.