The Miocene Purple Mountain Flora of Western Nevada (University of California Publications in Geological Sciences)

The Miocene Purple Mountain Flora of Western Nevada



  • Daniel I. Axelrod


  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (March 6, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520097971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520097971
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces


Book Description

In this study, nine florules from the Chloropagus Formation near Fernley, Nevada, are dated at 14.7-13.4 million years. The author finds that dominant mixed conifer forest and sclerophyll woodland species of the Sierra Nevada-Klamath region replaced exotic deciduous hardwoods in the two lowest sites. He concludes that this change reflects the loss of adequate summer rain as upwelling from a colder ocean resulted from spreading East Antarctic ice.  


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