A Paleocene lowland macroflora from Patagonia reveals significantly greater richness than North American analogs

  title={A Paleocene lowland macroflora from Patagonia reveals significantly greater richness than North American analogs},
  author={Ari Iglesias and Peter Wilf and Kirk R. Johnson and Alba Berta Zamuner and N{\'e}stor R C{\'u}neo and Sergio D. Matheos and Brad S. Singer},
Few South American macrofloras of Paleocene age are known, and this limits our knowledge of diversity and composition between the end-Cretaceous event and the Eocene appearance of high floral diversity. We report new, unbiased collections of 2516 compression specimens from the Paleocene Salamanca Formation (ca. 61.7 Ma) from two localities in the Palacio de los Loros exposures in southern Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina. Our samples reveal considerably greater richness than was previously known… 

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