A new record of Agathoxylon from the oligocene-miocene of South China

Xinxin Feng, Alexei A. Oskolski, Xiaoyan Liu, Wenbo Liao, Jianhua Jin

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A gymnosperm wood is described from the Oligocene-Miocene of Hainan Island, South China. It is characterized by circular, thin-walled tracheids with resin plugs, 1-3-seriate alternate or opposite intertracheary pits in radial walls, 1-2-seriate rays, cross fields with 3-14 araucarioid cross-field pits. These are features found in the Araucariaceae and the fossil is designated as Agathoxylon sp. Fossil woods with anatomical characteristics seen in the Araucariaceae are extremely rare in the North Hemisphere after the K/T boundary. Thus, this Agathoxylon from the Oligocene-Miocene of South China has significance for biogeographic studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-344
Number of pages7
JournalIAWA Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Agathoxylon
  • Araucariaceae
  • Araucarioxylon-type of woods
  • Hainan Island
  • Oligocene-Miocene
  • South China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science


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