Permian climate change recorded in palynomorph assemblages of Mozambique (Moatize Basin, eastern Tete Province)

Annette Götz, P. John Hancox, Andrew W Lloyd

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    Abstract

    Knowledge of Late Permian biodiversity patterns, following the end-Guadalupian crisis, is still in its infancy, since most recent studies have focused on the end-Permian biotic crisis. The palynological record of southern Africa, however, reveals major climatic changes during the Late Permian. Here we report new palynological data from eastern Tete Province of Mozambique, documenting the change from cool to warm temperate climates during the Lopingian. This prominent climate signal was also detected recently in other depositional environments elsewhere in southern Africa, and thus enables interregional temporal correlations.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalActa Palaeobotanica
    Volume57
    Issue number1
    Early online date27 Mar 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusEarly online - 27 Mar 2017

    Keywords

    • palaeoclimate
    • palynology
    • coal
    • Permian
    • Moatize Basin
    • Mozambique

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