Pliocene mesophytic forests surrounding crater lakes in western Hungary

L. Hably, Zlatko Kvacek

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Abstract

Two new palaeobotanical sites, Gerce and Pula from western Hungary, found in volcanic craters are characterized in terms of floristic composition, vegetation, and palaeoclimate. Radiometric dating of adjacent volcanic bodies indicates the age of the fossiliferous deposits near the Lower/Upper Pliocene boundary. Deciduous broad-leaved, woody plants prevail in both localities (Quercus, Ulmus, Zelkova, Acer, Salicaceae) and are associated with some rare exotic elements (Ginkgo, Torreya, Engelhardia, Eucommia, Sassafras) and Buxus. The climatic conditions inferred from the reconstructed vegetation indicate a Cf-type of climate with a mean annual temperature of 10-13°C and some dry periods during the year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-269
Number of pages13
JournalReview of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Volume101
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

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Keywords

  • Alginite
  • Hungary
  • Leaves
  • Palaeoclimate
  • Palaeoecology
  • Pliocene
  • Pollen
  • Vulcanism

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  • Palaeontology

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Pliocene mesophytic forests surrounding crater lakes in western Hungary. / Hably, L.; Kvacek, Zlatko.

In: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Vol. 101, No. 1-4, 06.1998, p. 257-269.

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