FIRST REPORT OF ARAUCARIACEAE WOOD (AGATHOXYLON SP.) FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF TURKEY


Kutluk H., Kir O., Akkemik U.

IAWA JOURNAL, vol.33, no.3, pp.319-326, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/22941932-90000097
  • Journal Name: IAWA JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-326
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Oltustone is a semi-precious gemstone found only in the Late Cretaceous (Upper Maastrichtian) Dutlu Formation of Turkey. Microscopic examination of oltustone reveals that it consists of fossilized Agathoxylon wood (Araucariaceae). This represents one of the latest occurrences of the Araucariaceae in southern Eurasia and is also the southernmost recorded for the Laurasian continent.