Pennsylvanian ‘fossil forests' in growth position (T0 assemblages): origin, taphonomic bias and palaeoecological insights

  title={Pennsylvanian ‘fossil forests' in growth position (T0 assemblages): origin, taphonomic bias and palaeoecological insights},
  author={William A. DiMichele and H. Falcon-Lang},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={585 - 605}
Abstract: Fossil forests, buried in growth position in a geological instant (T0 assemblages) are far more abundant in Pennsylvanian successions than in any other part of the geological record. In this review paper, we evaluate the fundamental controls on the origin of these phenomena, investigate the taphonomic biases that influence their composition, and summarize their palaeoecological significance. Following earlier workers, we highlight that high rates of burial and accommodation are… Expand
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