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


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Kutluk H., Kir O., Akkemik U.

IAWA JOURNAL, cilt.33, sa.3, ss.319-326, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1163/22941932-90000097
  • Dergi Adı: IAWA JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.319-326

Özet

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.