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An unusual occurrence of amber in laminated limestones: the Crato Formation Lagerstätte (Early Cretaceous) of Brazil

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Sub-ellipsoidal to irregular clasts of amber occur within millimetrically laminated limestones of the Nova Olinda Member, Crato Formation (Early Cretaceous, ?Aptian) of the Araripe Basin in Ceará, north-east Brazil. The amber is associated with resin-filled cones, foliage and palynomorphs attributed to the Araucariaceae and may be referred to Brachyphyllum sp., cf. Wollemia sp. and cf. Agathis sp. Irregular, septate tubular structures may represent microinclusions and are considered to be fungal hyphae.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1399-1408
Number of pages10
JournalPalaeontology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

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