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Paleobotany

Wiemann, Michael [1], Kappelman, John [2], Jacobs, Bonnie [3], Pan, Aaron [4].

Fossil Woods of Chilga, Ethiopia.

Although Chilga, Ethiopia is now dominated by pasture and sparse woodland, it once supported large forest trees during the Oligocene. Silicified stumps of these trees are now found in situ. Identification of the wood of these stumps to their nearest living relatives, and analysis of the wood physiognomy of the assemblage, indicates that the Oligocene climate must have been wetter, with a much shorter dry season.


1 - Forest Products Lab, 1 Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI, 53726, USA
2 - University of Texas, Anthropology, 2201 Speedway Stop C3200, Austin, TX, 78712, USA
3 - Southern Methodist University, Roy M. Huffington Dept. Of Earth Sciences, 3225 Daniel Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75275, United States
4 - Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, TX, 79106, United States

Keywords:
fossil
petrified wood
ethiopia
oligocene
paleoclimate.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number:
Abstract ID:256
Candidate for Awards:None

Canceled

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