The Southern Conifer Family Araucariaceae: History, Status, and Value for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction

@article{Kershaw2001TheSC,
  title={The Southern Conifer Family Araucariaceae: History, Status, and Value for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction},
  author={P. Kershaw and B. Wagstaff},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={397-414}
}
▪ Abstract The Araucariaceae are important to biogeography because they have an ancient origin and are a distinctive and sometimes dominant component of southern hemisphere forest communities. This paper examines recent information on ecology and phylogeny and on pollen and macrofossil assemblages to assess the history and present-day status of the family and its potential for refinement of past environmental, particularly climatic, conditions. From an origin in the Triassic, the family… Expand

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