Grimmiaceae in the Early Cretaceous: Tricarinella crassiphylla gen. et sp. nov. and the value of anatomically preserved bryophytes

  title={Grimmiaceae in the Early Cretaceous: Tricarinella crassiphylla gen. et sp. nov. and the value of anatomically preserved bryophytes},
  author={Adolfina Savoretti and Alexander C. Bippus and Ruth A. Stockey and Gar W Rothwell and Alexandru M. F. Tomescu},
  journal={Annals of Botany},
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