Inventory and review of the Mio–Pleistocene São Jorge flora (Madeira Island, Portugal): palaeoecological and biogeographical implications

  title={Inventory and review of the Mio–Pleistocene S{\~a}o Jorge flora (Madeira Island, Portugal): palaeoecological and biogeographical implications},
  author={Carlos A. G{\'o}is-Marques and Jos{\'e} Madeira and Miguel Menezes de Sequeira},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={159 - 177}
The occurrence of plant fossils on Madeira Island has been known since the mid-nineteenth century. Charles Lyell and George Hartung discovered a leaf bed rich in Lauraceae and fern fossils at São Jorge in 1854. The determinations were controversial but a full review was never performed. Here we propose possible geological settings for the fossiliferous outcrop, and present an inventory and a systematic review of the surviving specimens of the São Jorge macroflora. The São Jorge leaf bed no… 
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