Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

A Cooksonia-type flora from the Upper Silurian of the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland

Adam Bodzioch, Wojciech Kozłowski, and Anna Popławska

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48 (4), 2003: 653-656

Silurian land plants from the Holy Cross Mts. are described for the first time. The fossil assemblage occurs in a near-shore, marine, terrigenous deposit of Ludlowian/Pridolian age. It contains Cooksonia sp., Cooksonia-related species, and some problematical forms. The flora, which needs further study, is of importance to our understanding of early vascular plants and Late Silurian palaeogeography.

Adam Bodzioch [] and Anna Popławska [], Uniwersytet im. A. Mickiewicza, Instytut Geologii, ul. Maków Polnych 16, PL−61−606 Poznań, Poland; Wojciech Kozłowski [], Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydział Geologii, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 93, PL−02−089 Warszawa, Poland.

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