Cretaceous and Paleogene Fagaceae from North America and Greenland: evidence for a Late Cretaceous split between Fagus and the remaining Fagaceae

@article{Grmsson2016CretaceousAP,
  title={Cretaceous and Paleogene Fagaceae from North America and Greenland: evidence for a Late Cretaceous split between Fagus and the remaining Fagaceae},
  author={Friðgeir Gr{\'i}msson and Guido W. Grimm and Reinhard Zetter and Thomas Denk},
  journal={Acta Palaeobotanica},
  year={2016},
  volume={56},
  pages={247 - 305}
}
Abstract Modern lineages of the beech family, Fagaceae, one of the most important north-temperate families of woody flowering plants, have been traced back to the early Eocene. In contrast, molecular differentiation patterns indicate that the Fagus lineage, Fagoideae, with a single modern genus, evolved much earlier than the remaining lineages within Fagaceae (Trigonobalanoideae, Castaneoideae, Quercoideae). The minimum age for this primary split in the Fagaceae has been estimated as 80 ± 20 Ma… 

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