Brazilian Paleofloras

From Paleozoic to Holocene

  • Roberto Iannuzzi
  • Ronny Rößler
  • Lutz Kunzmann
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Philippe Gerrienne, Hermínio de Araújo-Júnior, Sérgio Bergamaschi, Ingrid Milagres, Gustavo de Oliveira Martins, Egberto Pereira et al.
  2. Rodrigo Neregato, Ronny Rößler, Robert Noll

About this book


This book will cover the entire evolutionary history that the terrestrial plants have recorded in Brazilian sedimentary rocks, ranging from the first vestiges of terrestrial environments colonization about 400 million years ago, until reaching the eve of the present time, when the current vegetation formations were organizing to reach their current distribution in modern biomes. At present Brazil is home to the world’s greatest plant biodiversity and we aim to offer here an opportunity to appreciate how this floral biodiversity originated and developed in these lowlands of South America, through chapters elaborated by the best Brazilian and foreign experts who dedicate to elucidate the evolution of the ancient flora in this part of the planet.


paleobotany plant fossils palynoflora palynology paleoecology paleoclimatology paleoclimate paleobiogeography Gondwana South America

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Iannuzzi
    • 1
  • Ronny Rößler
    • 2
  • Lutz Kunzmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Museum für Naturkunde ChemnitzChemnitzGermany
  3. 3.Senckenberg Nature Research SocietyDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90913-4
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