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WILDFIRES IN THE LATE PALAEOZOIC AND MESOZOIC OF THE SOUTHERN ALPS THE LATE PERMIAN OF THE BLETTERBACH-BUTTERLOCH AREA (NORTHERN ITALY)

DIETER UHL, RAINER BUTZMANN, THILO C. FISCHER, BARBARA MELLER, EVELYN KUSTATSCHER

Abstract


For the first time fossil macroscopic remains of charcoal as direct evidence of palaeo-wildfires from the Late Permian Gröden Formation of the Bletterbach-Butterloch area in Northern Italy is described. The charcoal consists of pycnoxylic wood and originates from gymnosperms, but a more specific affiliation is not possible due to the fragmentary nature of the material. On a global scale our knowledge about Late Permian fire-ecology is still rather scarce and this finding helps to fill one of the numerous geographical gaps in our current knowledge about Late Permian wildfires.

 


Keywords

Late Permian; Dolomites; N-Italy; Bletterbach; Charcoal

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NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-15373

DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/2039-4942/6002

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