Preliminary investigation of a diverse megafossil floral assemblage from the middle Miocene of southern Mississippi, USA

  title={Preliminary investigation of a diverse megafossil floral assemblage from the middle Miocene of southern Mississippi, USA},
  author={Daniel M. McNair and Debra Z. Stults and Brian J. Axsmith and Mac H. Alford and James E. Starnes},
  journal={Palaeontologia Electronica},
Our understanding of Miocene floras in eastern North America is hampered by the rarity of megafossil sites. An early report from the middle Miocene Hattiesburg Formation in Mississippi included palms and Ulmus. A later report listed Taxodium, Salix, either Morus or Celtis, and monocot fragments. The floral assemblage described here was recently recovered from along the Bouie River in southern Mississippi. Ferns are represented by complete Salvinia specimens including attached sporocarps… 

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