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Pérez Maussan, Ana [1], Calvillo-Canadell, Laura [2], Cevallos-Ferriz, Sergio [3].

Eocene fossil Populus from "La Popa" locality, Nuevo León, Mexico.

There are several paleobotanical studies that had been made for the Eocene locality of "La Popa" in Nuevo León, Mexico. In this work 4 new types of fossil imprints from this locality are related to Populus, Salicaceae. The study is based on the description of the lave morphological characteristics and its comparison with leaves of extant taxa. Based on a revision on the Kew Botanical Garden Herbarium on line and the Herbario Nacional de México (MEXU) where some samples of leaves were take key leaf characters for the genus and family allowed close architecture characters that were useful to identify the fossil leaves are the salicoid teeth, the lamina from, the third venation pattern, the apex and base form and the form and long petioles. This is the first report of this family and genus on this locality, and is the youngest record in Mexico, making bigger the fossil record and supporting the idea of the dry tropic forest on the region proposed by Rodriguez-Reyes (2005).

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1 - Facultad De Ciencias, Paleontology, San Andres Atoto #322-1 Unidad San Esteban Naucalpan, México, N/A, 53550, Mexico
2 - Instituto De Geología, UNAM, Circuito De La Investigación, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, N/A, 04510, Mexico
3 - Instituto De Geología, UNAM, Department of Palentology, Ciudad Univwersitaria, Coyoacan, MEXICO D.F., N/A, 01900, Mexico

Nuevo Léón
Fossil leaves.

Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT036
Abstract ID:1331
Candidate for Awards:None

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