The first report of lesbosoxylon süss & velitzelos from the early-middle miocene of eastern anatolia Le premier rapport d’une espèce de lesbosoxylon süss & velitzelos du miocène inférieur-moyen de l’ana-tolie orientale

AKKEMİK Ü., Mantzouka D., Kiran Yildirim D.

Geodiversitas, vol.42, no.23, pp.427-441, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5252/geodiversitas2020v42a23.
  • Journal Name: Geodiversitas
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-441
  • Keywords: Pinaceae, Miocene, Sivas Basin, wood anatomy, conifer, biogeography, new species, FOSSIL WOODS, LATE OLIGOCENE, SILICIFIED WOODS, SP-NOV, BASIN, NEOGENE, TERTIARY, WESTERN, FOREST, TURKEY
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.A new fossil pine species from eastern Turkey is described and its botanical affinities are discussed. The sample was collected from the city of Kemaliye, Erzincan province, Turkey, and derives from the early-middle Miocene Divriği formation. Transverse, tangential and radial sections were taken from the petrified wood, and its palaeoxylotomical features were investigated. Based on its anatomical features including idioblastic cells in rays a new fossil-species of the genus Lesbosoxylon Süss & Velitzelos was identified as Lesbosoxylon kemaliyensis Akkemik & Mantzouka, sp. nov. Diagnostic features of the new species are: Transition from earlywood to latewood mostly gradual; axial and radial resin canals with thin-walled epithelial cells present; latewood tracheids thin to thick walled; bordered pits on radial walls of tracheids 1-2(-3) seriate; crassulae common; rays heterocellular, uniseriate, partly biseriate; uniseriate rays up to 27 cells high; fusiform rays up to 30 cells high; axial parenchyma occasionally present; ray tracheids 2-3 rows; cell walls of ray tracheids smooth; cross-field pitting pinoid, 1-2(-6) pits per cross-field. Detailed investigation of the botanical affinities of the new fossil wood suggested that the most closely related modern species is Pinus canariensis C. Sm in Buch, a relict species from the Canary Islands.