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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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On the evolutionary history of Ephedra: Cretaceous fossils and extant molecules.
Gnetales comprise three unusual genera of seed plants, Ephedra, Gnetum, and Welwitschia. Their extraordinary morphological diversity suggests that they are survivors of an ancient, more diverseExpand
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Virginianthus calycanthoides gen. et sp. nov.-A Calycanthaceous Flower from the Potomac Group (Early Cretaceous) of Eastern North America
We describe a new well-preserved fossil flower, Virginianthus calycanthoides gen. et sp. nov., from the Early Cretaceous (Early or Middle Albian) of Virginia. The flower is multipartite and has aExpand
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Lauraceous Flowers from the Potomac Group (Mid-Cretaceous) of Eastern North America
Fossil inflorescences and flowers of Mauldinia mirabilis gen. et sp. nov. are described from the early Cenomanian Elk Neck beds of northeastern Maryland, U.S.A., and are assigned to the familyExpand
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