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Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution
Preface 1. Introduction to angiosperms 2. The nature of the angiosperm fossil record 3. The environmental context of early angiosperm evolution 4. Stratigraphic framework and key areas for CretaceousExpand
Cretaceous angiosperm flowers: Innovation and evolution in plant reproduction
Abstract Information on the fossil record of angiosperms has expanded dramatically over the past twenty-five years, and in particular the discovery of numerous mesofossil floras with fossil flowersExpand
Molecular phylogenetic dating of asterid flowering plants shows early Cretaceous diversification.
We present a phylogenetic dating of asterids, based on a 111-taxon tree representing all major groups and orders and 83 of the 102 families of asterids, with an underlying data set comprising sixExpand
The origin and early diversification of angiosperms
The major diversification of flowering plants (angiosperms) in the Early Cretaceous, between about 130 and 90 million years ago, initiated fundamental changes in terrestrial ecosystems and set inExpand
Dating phylogenetically basal eudicots using rbcL sequences and multiple fossil reference points.
A molecular dating of the phylogenetically basal eudicots (Ranunculales, Proteales, Sabiales, Buxales and Trochodendrales sensu Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II) has been performed using several fossilsExpand
Fossil evidence of water lilies (Nymphaeales) in the Early Cretaceous
Phylogenetic analyses have identified the water lilies (Nymphaeales: Cabombaceae and Nymphaeaceae), together with four other small groups of flowering plants (the ‘ANITA clades’: Amborellaceae,Expand
Diversity in obscurity: fossil flowers and the early history of angiosperms
In the second half of the nineteenth century, pioneering discoveries of rich assemblages of fossil plants from the Cretaceous resulted in considerable interest in the first appearance of angiospermsExpand
The spread of grass-dominated habitats in Turkey and surrounding areas during the Cenozoic: Phytolith evidence
Abstract The arrival of hipparionine horses in the eastern Mediterranean region around 11 Ma was traditionally thought to mark the simultaneous westward expansion of savanna vegetation acrossExpand