A new species of Pityostrobus (Pinaceae) from the Cretaceous of California: moving towards understanding the Cretaceous radiation of Pinaceae

  title={A new species of Pityostrobus (Pinaceae) from the Cretaceous of California: moving towards understanding the Cretaceous radiation of Pinaceae},
  author={Selena Y. Smith and Ruth A. Stockey and Gar W Rothwell and Stefan A Little},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={69 - 81}
The evolutionary history of Pinaceae is documented by numerous fossils, which include a number of anatomically preserved ovulate cones with many systematically informative characters. To date, four extinct genera have been recognized: Pseudoaraucaria, Pityostrobus, Obirastrobus and Eathiestrobus. A new pinaceous cone from the Early Cretaceous of California is described as Pityostrobus pluriresinosa sp. nov., adding to the diversity of known Cretaceous pinaceous cones. Phylogenetic analysis… 

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