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The Miocene Bükkábrány Fossil Forest in Hungary – field observations and project outline

Kázmér, Miklós (2008) The Miocene Bükkábrány Fossil Forest in Hungary – field observations and project outline. Hantkeniana, 6. pp. 229-244. ISSN 1219-3933

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Abstract

The oldest, standing forest preserved as wood has been found at Bükkábrány, Hungary. An open-pit mine working Upper Miocene (Pannonian) lignite revealed sixteen stumps, 1.8 to 3.6 m diameter at base, preserved up to 6 m height, standing on top of the coal bed. Suddenly rising water level of Lake Pannon drowned the forest 7 Ma ago. Sand of a prograding delta covered the landscape, preserving the trunks in waterlogged condition. A brief review of the environment allowing preservation is provided here, and investigations in progress are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH526 Paleontology / őslénytan
Depositing User: M. Kázmér
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 20:02
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2012 20:02
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/2801

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