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The first record of Cooksonia from South Americain Silurian rocks of Bolivia

  • E. Morel (a1), D. Edwards (a2) and M. Iñigez Rodriguez (a3)

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Plant megafossils resembling Cooksonia caledonica Lang aredescribed from the Kirusillas Formation in southern Bolivia.Faunal and lithological evidence together with field relation-ships advocate a late Silurian (Ludlow) age. Palaeocontinentalreconstructions suggest that the plants grew on the western edgeof Gondwana at 50–60° S and indicate that Cooksonia hadspread to higher latitudes soon after its appearance in the Wenlock.

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The first record of Cooksonia from South Americain Silurian rocks of Bolivia

  • E. Morel (a1), D. Edwards (a2) and M. Iñigez Rodriguez (a3)

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