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dc.creatorBreedlove, Renee
dc.creatorPope, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-02T20:41:25Z
dc.date.available2006-07-02T20:41:25Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/24
dc.description.abstractThe Late Mississippian (~330 Ma) was a period of global climate change. During this period southwest Montana was near the equator, and records reveal shoreline deposition along the margin of a foreland basin. The Mississippian plant genera Lepidodendron, Calamites, Lepidophylloides, Cordaites, Lepidophloios, and Trigonocarpus occur in a siltstone unit (Kibbey Formation) near Clark Canyon Reservoir, Montana. Calamites spores were deposited in the Big Sheep Creek section, Montana. Gastropods and bivalves fed on suspended or buried flora also occur with the plant remnants. The results of this study show that Mississippian flora was very primitive and grew in a humid, waterlogged, tropical setting.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherWashington State University. Graduate School. McNair Program.en
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dc.subjectMississippian (geological period)
dc.subjectMontana
dc.subjectpaleobotany
dc.subjectflora
dc.subjectEarly Carboniferous (geological period)
dc.subjectBell Canyon, Montana
dc.subjectTendoy Mountains, Montana
dc.subjectBig Sheep Creek, Montana
dc.subjectConover Ranch, Montana
dc.subjectRailroad Canyon, Montana
dc.subjectLogan Amsden, Montana
dc.subjectClark Canyon, Montana
dc.subjectfossil collection
dc.subjectFossilized spores
dc.subjectFossilized plants
dc.subjectpaleophytogeography
dc.subjectpalynology
dc.subjectLepidodendron
dc.subjectLepidophloios
dc.subjectTrigonocarpus
dc.subjectMedullosa
dc.subjectCamptotriletes paprothii
dc.subjectConvolutispora ampla
dc.subjectPulvinispora scolephora
dc.subjectPustulatisporites
dc.titleA Study of the Flora in Mississippian Rocks of Southwestern Montana
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dc.description.citationBreedlove, Renee and Michael Pope. A Study of the Flora in Mississippian Rocks of Southwestern Montana. WSU McNair Journal. (3) Fall 2005. p 1-14.


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