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Early Miocene angiosperm woods from Sihong in the Jiangsu Province, Eastern China

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  • 1 1The Geological Museum of China, Xisi, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, P.R. China
  • | 2 2Wood Anatomy and Utilization Group, Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, No. 1 of Dongxiaofu, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, P.R. China
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We describe a new species, Gleditsioxylon jiangsuensis (Leguminosae), a new record of Robinia zirkelii (Platen) Matten, Gastaldo & Lee (Leguminosae), and a new record of Moroxylon xinhuaensis Yin, Liu & Cheng (Moraceae) from the early Miocene strata of Sihong County in Jiangsu Province, eastern China. Gleditsioxylon jiangsuensis sp. nov. is the first report of Gleditsioxylon fossil wood from China. These fossil woods, combined with paleontological records, may indicate that the boundary between the subtropical and the temperate zones in eastern China during the early Miocene was located north of its modern location.

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