Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Volynets E.B.

Albian ferns of the Partizansk Coal Basin (Primorsky Krai, Russian Far East)

Year: 2022, Number: 4, Pages: 35-48

A taxonomic study of Albian ferns from the Partizansk Coal Basin of Primorsky Krai was carried out. The Albian Age was an important stratigraphic milestone, when the Early Cretaceous flora changed to the Late Cretaceous flora. It was revealed that typical Mesozoic Onychiopsis predominated in taphocenoses, and representatives of young and evolutionarily advanced taxa Asplenium, Birisia appeared. The taxonomic composition of ferns in the Albian taphocenoses was almost constant from north to south. The vegetation of the Partizansk Basin occupied the coastal plain during Albian time, which was confirmed by the remains of marine and freshwater mollusks, phytofossils, as well as fish.

DOI: 10.25221/2782-1978_2022_4_4

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