An introductory report on the biodiversity of Middle Jurassic Phoenicopsis (Czekanowskiales) from the Ordos Basin, China

  title={An introductory report on the biodiversity of Middle Jurassic Phoenicopsis (Czekanowskiales) from the Ordos Basin, China},
  author={Chunlin Sun and Yunfeng Li and David L. Dilcher and Hongshan Wang and Tao Li and Yuling Na and An-Qi Wang},
  journal={Science Bulletin},
Although the genus Phoenicopsis is the most common member of Czekanowskiales and is considered an indicative representative of the Middle Jurassic Coniopteris–Phoenicopsis assemblage in northern China, little was known about its taxonomy and biodiversity based upon the leaf cuticular structure. In this paper, three subgenera of the genus Phoenicopsis from the Middle Jurassic, Yan’an Formation of the Ordos Basin, China, Phoenicopsis (subg. Phoenicopsis) (Heer) Samylina, P. (subg. Windwardia… 
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