• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in American journal of botany 1997
  • DOI:10.2307/2446289

Fossil mushrooms from Miocene and Cretaceous ambers and the evolution of Homobasidiomycetes.

@article{Hibbett1997FossilMF,
  title={Fossil mushrooms from Miocene and Cretaceous ambers and the evolution of Homobasidiomycetes.},
  author={David S. Hibbett and David A. Grimaldi and Michael J. Donoghue},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={1997},
  volume={84 7},
  pages={
          981
        }
}
Two species of fossil mushrooms that are similar to extant Tricholomataceae are described from Cretaceous and Miocene ambers. Archaeomarasmius leggetti gen. et sp. nov., from mid-Cretaceous amber of New Jersey, resembles the extant genera Marasmius and Marasmiellus. Two fruiting bodies of Archaeomarasmius were found. One consists of a complete pileus with stipe, and the other consists of a fragment of a pileus. The latter was accidentally exposed, and zxsubsequently was used for molecular… CONTINUE READING

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