J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1982, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (1): -.

• Research Articles •    

On the Fossil Proteaceous Pollen in China

Wang Da-ning   

Abstract: In this paper, some results of the study on the Proteaceous pollen collected recently in China are reported. On the basis of their different evolutionary features in geological history, their evolution is subdivided four stages in the Late Cretaceous—Early Tertiary, namely Cenomanian-Turonian, Senonian-Danian, Paleocene-Eocene and Oligocene. Each of the stages is typified by its own representative elements of Pro- teaceous and a certain domain of their predominance. According to the geographical distribution of Proteaceous pollen in China, four predominant districts are recognized, i.e. Northeast district of Late Cretaceous, Northwest-North-Inner Mongolia district of Early Tertiary, Centrial district of Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary and South district of Early Tertiary. In addition, the problems concerning the stratigraphical, palaeoecological and pa- laeoelimatic significances of the Proteaceous pollen, and its origin are discussed in this paper too. Three new species are discribed here and they are: Proteacidites partitus sp. nov., P. tenellus sp. nov., P. bullatus sp. nov.

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