From Wetlands to Wet Spots: Environmental Tracking and the Fate of Carboniferous Elements in Early Permian Tropical Floras

@inproceedings{DiMichele2006FromWT,
  title={From Wetlands to Wet Spots: Environmental Tracking and the Fate of Carboniferous Elements in Early Permian Tropical Floras},
  author={William A. DiMichele and Neil J. Tabor and Dan S. Chaney and W. John Nelson},
  year={2006}
}
Diverse wetland vegetation flourished at the margins of the Midland Basin in north-central Texas during the Pennsylvanian Period. Extensive coastal swamps and an ever-wet, tropical climate supported lush growth of pteridosperm, marattialean fern, lycopsid, and calamite trees, and a wide array of ground cover and vines. As the Pennsylvanian passed into the Permian, the climate of the area became drier and more seasonal, the great swamps disappeared regionally, and aridity spread. The climatic… Expand
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