Antarctic Paleobiology

Its Role in the Reconstruction of Gondwana

  • Thomas N. Taylor
  • Edith L. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Judith Totman Parrish
    Pages 15-26
  3. Geoffrey T. Creber
    Pages 37-41
  4. M. N. Bose, Edith L. Taylor, Thomas N. Taylor
    Pages 118-148
  5. Thomas N. Taylor, Edith L. Taylor
    Pages 149-163
  6. Kathleen B. Pigg, Thomas N. Taylor
    Pages 164-172
  7. Ruth A. Stockey
    Pages 179-191
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-261

About this book


Antarctic Paleobiology discusses the current status of paleobiology, principally paleobotany and palynology in Antarctica, and the interrelationship of Antarctic floras to those of other Gondwana continents. It provides a broad coverage of the major groups of plants on the one hand, while on the other seeking to evaluate the vegetational history and the physical and biological parameters that influence the distribution of floras through time and space. The biologic activity is discussed within a framework of the geologic history, including the tectonic and paleogeographic history of the region. Finally, the reader will find a comprehensive bibliography of Gondwana paleobotany and palynology.


Flora Trias Vegetation biology botany carbon forest plant plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas N. Taylor
    • 1
  • Edith L. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Byrd Polar Research Center and Deparment of BotanyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7929-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3238-4
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