Jurassic “savannah”—plant taphonomy and climate of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic, Western USA)

@inproceedings{Parrish2004JurassicT,
  title={Jurassic “savannah”—plant taphonomy and climate of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic, Western USA)},
  author={Judith Totman Parrish and Fred M. Peterson and C. E. Hedgmann Turner},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract The Morrison Formation contains six plant taphofacies: Wood, whole-leaf, leaf-mat, root, common carbonaceous debris, and rare carbonaceous debris. None of these taphofacies is common in the Morrison; particularly striking is the paucity of wood, even in more reducing environments. The flora of the Morrison Formation is distinct in the Kimmeridgian and Tithonian parts of the section. The plant taphofacies are consistent with a predominantly herbaceous vegetation. Evidence from the plant… CONTINUE READING

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