Oldest known mosses discovered in Mississippian (late Visean) strata of Germany

@inproceedings{Hbers2012OldestKM,
  title={Oldest known mosses discovered in Mississippian (late Visean) strata of Germany},
  author={Maren H{\"u}bers and Hans Kerp},
  year={2012}
}
The pre-Permian record of bryophytes is restricted to a very limited number of liverwort occurrences in Middle and Late Devonian and in Pennsylvanian strata, and a putative liverwort from the Middle Ordovician. The paucity of bryophytes, notably the apparent absence of mosses in the Carboniferous, is striking because this time interval is marked by the occurrence of extensive wetland environments that likely provided ideal habitats. We report three types of mosses from the Mississippian of… CONTINUE READING

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