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Cretaceous Woods from the Farafra Oasis, Egypt

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There are fewer than 200 angiosperm wood records for the whole of the Cretaceous; the majority are from North America, Europe, and Asia. This paper describes two petrified woods from the Late Cretaceous Hefhuf Formation, Farafra Oasis, Egypt, a locality near the Campanian equator. Affinities of these two wood types cannot be determined with certainty. One wood has characteristics seen in the Lauraceae, Moraceae, and Anacardiaceae; the other wood has exclusively uniseriate homocellular rays, scalariform perforation plates, rare axial parenchyma, and alternate-opposite intervessel pitting.


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