Morphology and microstructure of Pellites hamiensis nov. sp., a Middle Jurassic liverwort from northwestern China and its evolutionary significance

  title={Morphology and microstructure of Pellites hamiensis nov. sp., a Middle Jurassic liverwort from northwestern China and its evolutionary significance},
  author={Ruiyun Li and Xiaoqiang Li and Sheng-hui Deng and Bainian Sun},

Divergent evolutionary trajectories of bryophytes and tracheophytes from a complex common ancestor of land plants

It is confirmed that extant tracheophytes and bryophytes are both highly derived; as a result, understanding the origin of land plants requires tracing character evolution across the diversity of modern lineages.

Early Land Plants Today: Index of Liverwort and Hornwort names published 2019–2020

A widely accessible authoritative list of known plant species is a fundamental requirement for local, regional, and global biodiversity conservation efforts. The longstanding index series of



Pelliaites deccanii gen. et. sp.nov., a bryophytic sporogonium from the intertrappean beds of Mohgaonkalan, M. P., India

The present specimen does not show any resemblance with reported fossil specimens but its affinities with the living genus Pellia are very prominent and the fossil specimen is named as Pelliaites deccanii.

A new thalloid liverwort: Pallaviciniitessandaolingensis sp. nov. from the Middle Jurassic of Turpan–Hami Basin, NW China

Here we described a fossil thalloid liverwort from the Middle Jurassic Xishanyao Formation, Turpan–Hami Basin, China, preserved as a carbonized compression in greyish-green siltstones. The fossil

Ricciopsis sandaolingensis sp. nov., a new fossil bryophyte from the Middle Jurassic Xishanyao Formation in the Turpan-Hami Basin, Xinjiang, Northwest China

The liverwort family Ricciaceae has a very sparse fossil record in contrast to its large number of living species and its wide distribution. Fossil thalli collected from the Middle Jurassic Xishanyao

New Fossil Liverworts from the Lower Cretaceous of Western Liaoning, China

Sixteen liverwort specimens collected from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Huangbanjigou Village, Liaoning Province, China are studied in this work. The plants are thalloid and preserved in

On the morphology, systematics and phylogeny of Noteroclada (Noterocladaceae, Marchantiophyta)

These studies show that there are two forms of perennating tubers, which are geographically partitioned, that plants are always monoicous, that sporophytes are enclosed by a shoot calyptra and Fossombronia-like caulocalyx and that sporeling ontogeny is different from that of Pellia.


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  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 1999
A plantfossil assemblage of86speciesbelonging to4 3genera isreported from the Xishanyao Formation of the Turpan- Hami Basin,Xinjiang,Northwest China in the paper.The plant assemblage is dominated by

Illuminating the evolutionary history of liverworts (Marchantiophyta)—towards a natural classification

The Jungermanniales are most probably a recently diversified group which has attained the greatest profusion of structure and the most remarkable diversity of leaf development and protective devices for maturing sporophytes.

Phylogenetic relationships of the liverworts (Hepaticae), a basal embryophyte lineage, inferred from nucleotide sequence data of the chloroplast gene rbcL.

Maximum likelihood and parsimony analyses of chloroplast-encoded gene rbcL data confirm hypotheses based on morphological data, such as the paraphyly of bryophytes, and the basal position of liverworts, as well as corroborate the deep separation between the complex thalloid and leafy/simple thalloids implied by morphology data.

Progress towards a robust phylogeny for the liverworts, with particular focus on the simple thalloids (Selected Papers Presented at the 15 World Congress on Bryology Held at Merida, Venezuela, January 12-16, 2004)

An eight locus analysis using sequences from the chloroplast rbeL, rps4, psbA, alp8 and trnLuAA regions for 64 liverworts, nine mosses and five hornworts resolves five well supported lineages within the Marchantiophyta.