The Pennsylvanian tropical biome reconstructed from the Joggins Formation of Nova Scotia, Canada

@article{FalconLang2006ThePT,
  title={The Pennsylvanian tropical biome reconstructed from the Joggins Formation of Nova Scotia, Canada},
  author={H. Falcon-Lang and Michael J. Benton and Simon J. Braddy and Sarah J. Davies},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={163},
  pages={561 - 576}
}
The Pennsylvanian (Langsettian) Joggins Formation contains a diverse fossil assemblage, first made famous by Lyell and Dawson in the mid-19th century. Collector curves based on c. 150 years of observation suggest that the Joggins fossil record is relatively complete. A key feature of the site is that fossils occur in (par)autochthonous assemblages within a narrow time interval (<1 Ma). Analysis of co-occurring taxa within a precise facies context permits ecosystem reconstruction, and three main… Expand

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