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Tertiary flora and vegetation of the locality Záhoří near Žatec (Most Basin, Czech Republic)

Author(s): Teodoridis V

Journal: Bulletin of Geosciences
ISSN 1214-1119

Volume: 78;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 261;
Date: 2003;
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Keywords: plant fossils | palaeoecology | fluvial sediments | Most Basin | Early Miocene | Czech Republic

Plant fossils of Early Miocene age preserved in silty claystones occur in the incision of the Ohře River. The flora includes 23 taxa (2 conifers, 19 angiosperms and 2 taxa of uncertain systematic affinity). The reconstructed vegetation can be interpreted as a relatively temperate riparian forest with predominance of deciduous elements in moist habitats. According to the floristic analysis it is possible to correlate this flora with those of the Upper Inter-seam Member of the Most Formation from the Pětipsy area. This is also confirmed by similarities in the lithology of fossiliferous deposits in the two areas.
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