The first Glyptostroboxylon from the Miocene of Turkey

Akkemik U., Acarca N. N., HATİPOĞLU M.

IAWA JOURNAL, vol.38, no.4, pp.561-570, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/22941932-20170181
  • Journal Name: IAWA JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.561-570
  • Keywords: Glyptostrobus, Galatian Volcanic Province, Gudul fossil forest field, paleobotany, petrified wood, TERTIARY VOLCANISM, FOREST, WOODS, ANATOLIA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Silicified wood preserved in the Gudul fossil forest site in the Galatian Volcanic Province (GVP) near Ankara in Central Anatolia is described. The material comprises six petrified wood samples that date from early to middle Miocene. The woods have very low rays (2-5 cells high), bordered tracheidal pitting (9-10 mu m), pinoid cross-field pits and very thin, unpitted, smooth walls of axial parenchyma and rays. This combination of characters indicates affinity to the fossil-genus Glyptostroboxylon. The presence of this wood genus suggests that the local environment was either riparian or wetland forest.