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Palaeobotanical redux: revisiting the age of the angiosperms

Published on Mar 1, 2017in Nature plants13.30
· DOI :10.1038/nplants.2017.15
Patrick S. Herendeen33
Estimated H-index: 33
,
Else Marie Friis47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Swedish Museum of Natural History)
+ 1 AuthorsPeter R. Crane57
Estimated H-index: 57
(Yale University)
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Molecular dating has suggested that angiosperms existed earlier than the Late Cretaceous. Scattered fossil evidence for Triassic or Jurassic angiosperms exists but this Review concludes that the case remains unproven at best.
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Published on May 19, 2017in Historical Biology1.49
Zhong-Jian Liu16
Estimated H-index: 16
,
Xin Wang15
Estimated H-index: 15
AbstractDespite increasing claims of pre-Cretaceous angiosperms, whether there really are angiosperms in the Jurassic is apparently still an open question for many people before further evidence is available. This question can only be answered by studying more Jurassic plant fossils. Here we report a fossil angiosperm, Yuhania daohugouensis gen. et sp. nov, from the Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China. The plant includes connected stem, leaves, flowers, aggregate fruits, fruitlets, and seed...
Published on May 4, 2017in Grana0.91
Else Marie Friis47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Swedish Museum of Natural History),
Kaj Raunsgaard Pedersen38
Estimated H-index: 38
(AU: Aarhus University),
Peter R. Crane57
Estimated H-index: 57
(Yale University)
AbstractA new Early Cretaceous flower, Kenilanthus marylandensis, is described from the fossil plant bearing sequence exposed in early-middle Albian Potomac Group sediments at the Kenilworth (Bladensburg) locality, Maryland, USA. The flower is small, actinomorphic, pentamerous, and isomerous, and contains both pistillate and staminate parts. The receptacle is slightly dome-shaped and bears one whorl of five tepals, with a possible additional whorl toward the outside, ten stamens in two whorls of...
Published on Jan 2, 2017in Palynology1.25
Mohamed Ibrahim14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Alexandria University),
Mohamed K. Zobaa6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Banha University)
+ 1 AuthorsSameh S. Tahoun6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Cairo University)
An emended diagnosis of the angiosperm pollen genus Cretacaeiporites is proposed to encompass all attributed species. A comprehensive review of all Cretacaeiporites species is also given with the description of C. aegyptiaca sp. nov. from the subsurface mid-Cretaceous (Bahariya Formation) of northwest Egypt. A new combination, C. krutzschi (Boltenhagen) comb. nov., is also proposed. The review includes the original diagnosis of each taxon, holotype line illustrations and remarks on how to differ...
Published on Jul 3, 2016in Historical Biology1.49
Zhong-Jian Liu16
Estimated H-index: 16
,
Xin Wang15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Bohai University)
Flower, enclosed ovule and tetrasporangiate anther are three major characters distinguishing angiosperms from other seed plants. Morphologically, typical flowers are characterised by an organisation with gynoecium and androecium surrounded by corolla and calyx. Theoretically, flowers are derived from their counterparts in ancient ancestral gymnosperms. However, as for when, how and from which groups, there is no consensus among botanists yet. Although angiosperm-like pollen and angiosperms have ...
Published on Jun 1, 2016in New Phytologist7.30
Gongle Shi14
Estimated H-index: 14
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Andrew B. Leslie13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Brown University)
+ 5 AuthorsPeter R. Crane57
Estimated H-index: 57
(Yale University)
Corystosperms, a key extinct group of Late Permian to Early Cretaceous plants, are important for understanding seed plant phylogeny, including the evolution of the angiosperm carpel and anatropous bitegmic ovule. Here, we describe a new species of corystosperm seed-bearing organ, Umkomasia mongolica sp. nov., based on hundreds of three-dimensionally preserved mesofossils from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. Individual seed-bearing units of U. mongolica consist of a bract subtending an axis tha...
Published on May 1, 2016in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society3.06
Kåre Bremer38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Royal Botanic Gardens),
Mark W. Chase96
Estimated H-index: 96
(Royal Botanic Gardens)
+ 3 AuthorsPeter F. Stevens21
Estimated H-index: 21
(MU: University of Missouri)
A revised and updated classification for the families of the flowering plants is provided. Newly adopted orders include Austrobaileyales, Canellales, Gunnerales, Crossosomatales and Celastrales. Pertinent literature published since the first APG classification is included, such that many additional families are now placed in the phylogenetic scheme. Among these are Hydnoraceae (Piperales), Nartheciaceae (Dioscoreales), Corsiaceae (Liliales), Triuridaceae (Pandanales), Hanguanaceae (Commelinales)...
Published on Feb 1, 2016in Acta Geologica Sinica-english Edition
Han Gang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Bohai University),
Liu Zhongjian2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Bohai University)
+ 3 AuthorsWang Xin2
Estimated H-index: 2
In contrast to woody habit with secondary growth, truthful herbaceous habit lacking secondary growth is restricted to angiosperms among seed plants. Although angiosperms might have occurred as early as in the Triassic and herbaceous habit theoretically may have been well adopted by pioneer angiosperms, pre-Cretaceous herbs are missing hitherto, leaving the origin of herbs and evolution of herbaceous angiosperms mysterious. Here we report Juraherba bodae gen. et sp. nov, a whole plant herbaceous ...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Nature43.07
Else Marie Friis47
Estimated H-index: 47
,
Peter R. Crane57
Estimated H-index: 57
+ 2 AuthorsFederica Marone33
Estimated H-index: 33
The discovery of embryos and their associated nutrient storage tissues in exceptionally well-preserved angiosperm seeds from the Early Cretaceous period.
Yong Yang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
David K. Ferguson25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Vienna)
Abstract The Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation from western Liaoning in northeastern China is well known for its extremely high diversity of plant macrofossils including important basal members of the Gnetales. The Gnetales from the Yixian Formation currently play a significant role in our present understanding of evolution and adaptation within the group. In the present paper the ephedroid macrofossil genus Prognetella Krassilov et Bugdaeva previously known from the Early Cretaceous of Transbai...
Bernard Gomez23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Lyon),
Véronique Daviero-Gomez12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Lyon)
+ 2 AuthorsDavid L. Dilcher40
Estimated H-index: 40
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
The early diversification of angiosperms in diverse ecological niches is poorly understood. Some have proposed an origin in a darkened forest habitat and others an open aquatic or near aquatic habitat. The research presented here centers on Montsechia vidalii, first recovered from lithographic limestone deposits in the Pyrenees of Spain more than 100 y ago. This fossil material has been poorly understood and misinterpreted in the past. Now, based upon the study of more than 1,000 carefully prepa...
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Published on 2019in New Phytologist7.30
D. Sokoloff37
Estimated H-index: 37
(MSU: Moscow State University),
Margarita V. Remizowa15
Estimated H-index: 15
(MSU: Moscow State University)
+ 2 AuthorsRichard M. Bateman21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Royal Botanic Gardens)
Published on 2019in Current Biology9.19
Philip C. J. Donoghue52
Estimated H-index: 52
(UoB: University of Bristol)
Two new studies that consider the timing of origin of angiosperms are poles apart in their estimates. However, their partisan molecular and palaeontological perspectives may hold the key to establishing a unified evolutionary timescale for flowering plants.
Published on Feb 26, 2019in New Phytologist7.30
Mario Coiro3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UZH: University of Zurich),
James A. Doyle41
Estimated H-index: 41
(UC Davis: University of California, Davis),
Jason Hilton22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Birmingham)
Published on Jul 1, 2019in Gondwana Research6.48
Alexander V. Khramov4
Estimated H-index: 4
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences),
Elena D. Lukashevich6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
Abstract In the course of evolution, mutualism between pollinators and plants was likely first developed between insects and gymnosperms, since the occurrence of long-proboscid Mecoptera, Neuroptera and Diptera predates the diversification of flowering plants in the Early Cretaceous by at least 60 million years. Here we report one of the most advanced pre-angiosperm pollinator, the Late Jurassic acrocerid fly Archocyrtus kovalevi (Nartshuk, 1996). Re-examination of the holotype specimen has show...
Published on 2019in Systematic Biology10.27
Matthew G. Johnson11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TTU: Texas Tech University),
Lisa Pokorny10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Royal Botanic Gardens)
+ 7 AuthorsJan T. Kim3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Royal Botanic Gardens)
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Organisms Diversity & Evolution2.14
Jun Chen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(LYU: Linyi University),
Bo Wang33
Estimated H-index: 33
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 5 AuthorsHaichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Like many fossil insect groups, the systematic framework of extinct ‘Homoptera’ is mainly based on venational traits of isolated wings; most taxa of Mesozoic Sinoalidae, however, were erected with whole-bodied specimens. On the basis of new fossil data and phylogenetic analyses, this froghopper family is herein chosen as a case study to discuss the potential influence of the absence and/or neglect of body information in palaeoentomological studies. Mesodorus orientalis Chen et Wang, gen. et sp. ...
Published on May 1, 2019in Nature plants13.30
Hong-Tao Li11
Estimated H-index: 11
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Ting-Shuang Yi17
Estimated H-index: 17
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 20 AuthorsYang Luo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Angiosperms are by far the most species-rich clade of land plants, but their origin and early evolutionary history remain poorly understood. We reconstructed angiosperm phylogeny based on 80 genes from 2,881 plastid genomes representing 85% of extant families and all orders. With a well-resolved plastid tree and 62 fossil calibrations, we dated the origin of the crown angiosperms to the Upper Triassic, with major angiosperm radiations occurring in the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous. This estimate...
Published on May 1, 2019in Cretaceous Research2.12
Jun Chen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(LYU: Linyi University),
Jun Chen8
Estimated H-index: 8
(LYU: Linyi University)
+ 5 AuthorsHaichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract As the most diversified organismal group, insects evolved countless structural innovations, and some unique ones have vanished in their geological history. We herein report a new true hopper family Minlagerrontidae Chen, Szwedo and Wang fam. nov. with two new species ( Minlagerron griphos Chen, Szwedo and Wang gen. et sp. nov. and Minlagerron onyxos Chen, Szwedo and Wang gen. et sp. nov.) in mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber from northern Myanmar. The new family, tentatively attributed to Hyl...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Cretaceous Research2.12
Jun Chen8
Estimated H-index: 8
(LYU: Linyi University),
Jun Chen7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LYU: Linyi University)
+ 5 AuthorsHaichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The Cicadellidae, one of largest insect families, is highly diversified in its living groups; fossils of this family, however, are poorly documented. Up to now, only three modern cicadellid subfamilies have been reported from the late Mesozoic, represented by five monotypic genera. We herein erect a new taxon, Qilia regilla gen. et sp. nov., from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, and tentatively ascribe it to Ledrinae: Paracarsonini. The new genus differs distinctly from other Paracarsonini...
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