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Article Reference New information, including anatomy of the secondary xylem, on the genus Brabantophyton (Stenokoleales) from Ronquières (Middle Devonian, Belgium)
Two pyrite permineralized stems and one root are reported from the upper Middle to lowermost Late Devonian (middle Givetian to lowermost Frasnian) locality of Ronquières (Belgium) and identified as Brabantophyton runcariense Momont et al. (Stenokoleales). The stems include a three-ribbed protostele with a central protoxylem strand and other strands disposed along the midplanes of the ribs; each specimen shows secondary xylem. Tracheids of both primary and secondary xylem show circular to elliptical, multiseriate bordered pits. Rays are 1–seriate to 4–seriate; their height is highly variable, ranging from 3 to more than 100 cells. The root includes a four-ribbed protostele. Each rib shows two exarch protoxylem strands. The root also comprises a ring of secondary xylem identical to that of the stems. The characteristics of the secondary vascular anatomy of Brabantophyton appear closer to the seed plants than to any other Devonian plant lineage. However, the presence of a bifacial vascular cambium is not demonstrated, which precludes a definitive assignment of the genus to the lignophytes. A hypothesis about the ontogenetic development of Brabantophyton is proposed on the basis of the different characteristics observed in the different stem specimens of the plant.
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Article Reference Disrupted continental environments around the Devonian-Carboniferous Boundary: introduction of the tener event
Recent refinements of the palynological stratigraphic scheme around the Devonian-Carboniferous Boundary in southern Belgium result in new questions on the effect of the Hangenberg Biocrisis on spores and on the validity of some ‘biozones’. Verrucosisporites nitidus, the guide taxa of the last Devonian palynozone (LN zone) is lacking in many sections and its presence is only acknowledged in proximal settings. Hence the LN zone is considered as an ecozone rather than a biozone. Moreover, investigation of the uppermost part of the uppermost Famennian shows that the palynological assemblages is dominated by abnormal forms of Retispora lepidophyta, notably by R. lepidophyta var. tener which seems to be characteristic of this interval in Western Europe. It is thus proposed to introduce the global tener event as a potential marker of the Hangenberg Biocrisis on land and in proximal marine settings. This profusion of abnormal spores is thought to be related to climatic variation possibly in link with global cooling below the Devonian-Carboniferous Boundary.
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Article Reference Philippine mossy forest stick insects: first record of the genus Otraleus Günther, 1935 in the country, with four new species, and the new genus Capuyanus gen. nov. (Phasmida, Diapheromeridae, Necrosciinae)
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Article Reference The Lanternfly genus Polydictya (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae) from Sulawesi and neighbouring islands, with the description of three new species
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Article Reference Results of ant collections on Santa Cruz Island within the framework of the 2012 Global Taxonomy Initiative Ant Course at Galapagos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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Article Reference Revision of Leucothoe (Amphipoda, Crustacea) from the Southern Ocean: a cosmopolitanism concept is vanishing
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Inbook Reference Aperçu de la préhistoire de Rochefort
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Inbook Reference L'allée sépulcrale monumentale de Lamsoul à Jemelle
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Inbook Reference chemical/x-molconn-Z Le Néolithique ancien de nos régions
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Article Reference Analyse des restes fauniques découverts à proximité de quatre haches néolithiques dans les rochers de Dave (prov. de Namur, B)
Résumé : Un ensemble de restes fauniques découverts à Dave (province de Namur, Belgique), à proximité d’un dépôt de quatre haches néolithiques, n’y est pas directement associé. Les ossements animaux n’ont pas été déposés par l’Homme mais plus probablement accumulés par un rapace nocturne, le Grand-duc d’Europe. En outre, leur date de dépôt est vraisemblablement postérieure à celle des grandes lames de haches de Dave. Mots-clefs : rochers de Dave, commune et province de Namur (B), faune, oiseaux sauvages, Grand-duc d’Europe, Spatule blanche, Harle bièvre, mammifères sauvages, mammifères domestiques, datation radiométrique, haches de Dave. Abstract : Faunal remains have been discovered at Dave (Namur Province, Belgium) close to four Neolithic stone axes, but the two assemblages appear not to be directly associated. The animal bones do not reflect human activities but were most likely accumulated by an owl, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl. In addition, the faunal assemblage is presumably more recent than the big blades of axes from Dave. Keywords : Dave rocks, prov. of Namur (B), faunal remains, wild birds, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Eurasian Spoonbill, Goosander, wild mammals, domestic mammals, radiometric dating, Dave axes.
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