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

@article{Bippus2019HeinrichsiellaPG,
  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},
  year={2019},
  volume={180},
  pages={882 - 891}
}
Premise of research. Today, mosses are the second most speciose lineage of land plants and are important components of many ecosystems. However, in spite of their diversity and ecological importance in the modern biota, mosses are rare in the fossil record, especially prior to the Cenozoic. Therefore, every new report of a pre-Cenozoic moss deeply enriches our understanding of their evolution. Pre-Cenozoic permineralized mosses represent particularly exciting discoveries because a thorough… 
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