[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Yixian Trees

Jason Brougham wrote,

“Does anyone know of any data (published or otherwise) 
on tree trunk diameters from the Yixian Formation?

I know many silicified trunks have been collected, and I 
have read the data on the occurrences of fossil wood taxa. 
But none that I've read mention the diameters. That would 
be  a first step toward figuring out the canopy structure. 
I am thinking in terms of emergents, canopy, and sub 
canopy plants.”

The only papers about fossil trees from the Yixian 
Formation, which I can find, is:

Qiuhong, D., Z.Wu, and Z. Shaolin, 2004, Growth 
rings observed in fossil wood from the Lower 
Cretaceous Yixian Formation in western Liaoning 
Province, China, and their implications. Dizhi Keji 
Qingbao [Geological Science and Technology 
Information]. vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 38-41.

and “Research on Fossil wood from the Yixian 
formation in western Liaoning Province, China.” in
“Acta Palaeontologica Sinica (vol.39) Supplement -
Contributions to the Sixth Conference of International 
Organization of Palaeobotany (IOPC-VI)

A reconstruction of the structure of A Late Jurassic 
Chinese petrified forest is discussed in:

Hinz, J. K., I. Smith, H.-U. Pfretzschner, O. Wings, and 
G. Sun, 2010, A high-resolution three-dimensional 
reconstruction of a fossil forest (Upper Jurassic 
Shishugou Formation, Junggar Basin,Northwest China). 
Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, Vol. 90, 
no. 3, pp. 215-240.


Wang, Y.-D., Dilcher, L. David, and H.-U. Pfretzschner, 
2002, Late Jurassic petrified forests in Xinjiang, China; 
investigations of anatomy, taphonomy and paleoclimate.
Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 
vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 93.

The structure of a Late Jurassic forest is discussed in:

Keller, A. M., and M. S. Hendrix, 1997, Paleoclimatologic 
analysis of a Late Jurassic petrified forest, southeastern 
Mongolia. PALAIOS. vol. 12, pp. 282-291.

Best wishes,


Paul V. Heinrich
Baton Rouge, LA 70803