History and biogeography of the mangrove ecosystem, based on a critical reassessment of the paleontological record

  title={History and biogeography of the mangrove ecosystem, based on a critical reassessment of the paleontological record},
  author={J. C. Plaziat and Carla Cavagnetto and Jean-Claude Koeniguer and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Baltzer},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
The geological record of mangrove plants is based on comparablemorphological characteristics of pollen, fruits and wood, of fossil andmodern species. But this record relies on the assumption that the ecologicaland habitat preferences of ancestral taxa have remained similar throughages. A reexamination of fossil evidence of Avicennia, Pelliciera,Sonneratia, Rhizophora, Bruguiera, Ceriops, etc.reveals that the modern mangrove flora was pantropic by the Eocene, andappears to have originated during… 
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    Wetlands Ecology and Management
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  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
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The fossil record identifies a trend of increasing diversity that can be assessed as new assemblages are studied, and provides a first quantitative estimate of Neotropical history through the Cenozoic Era.
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