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

@article{Li2020MorphologyAM,
  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},
  journal={Geobios},
  year={2020}
}
Abstract Pelliales is a basal lineage of the simple thalloid liverworts. Here, we describe a thalloid liverwort from the Middle Jurassic Xishanyao Formation of the Turpan–Hami Basin, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. The thalloid fossil liverwort is described as a new species: Pellites hamiensis (Pelliaceae, Pelliales). Pellites hamiensis nov. sp. resembles the extant species of Pelliaceae in having ribbon-like segments, conspicuous costae that appear as ridges on the… 
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