Heinrichsiella patagonica gen. et sp. nov.: A Permineralized Acrocarpous Moss from the Jurassic of Patagonia

  title={Heinrichsiella patagonica gen. et sp. nov.: A Permineralized Acrocarpous Moss from the Jurassic of Patagonia},
  author={Alexander C. Bippus and Adolfina Savoretti and Ignacio H. Escapa and Juan L. Garc{\'i}a-Massini and Diego M Guido},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={882 - 891}
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