Re-evaluation of the systematic position of the Jurassic–Early Cretaceous fern genus Coniopteris

  title={Re-evaluation of the systematic position of the Jurassic–Early Cretaceous fern genus Coniopteris},
  author={Chun-xiang Li and Xinyuan Miao and Li‐Bing Zhang and Junye Ma and Jiasheng Hao},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},

The ferns in a new Middle Jurassic locality from the Otlaltepec Formation, Puebla, Mexico

Mesozoic ferns from Mexico have been the subject of serious academic endeavours since the beginning of the 20th Century, to understand these plants at the time of their peak diversity. Most

Late Cretaceous mega-, meso-, and microfloras from Lower Silesia

Late Cretaceous plants from the North Sudetic Basin (Lower Silesia, south-western Poland) are reviewed on the basis of megaflora from 17 localities (270 identifiable specimens), mesoflora from two

The First Plants to Recolonize Western North America Following the Cretaceous-Paleogene Mass Extinction Event

  • K. Berry
  • Environmental Science
    International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • 2021
Basal polypod ferns can be linked to Cyathidites spores in the northern Great Plains, perhaps because of a latitudinal climatic gradient, and this results could explain taxonomic inversion in the dual-phase fern spore spike between western North America and New Zealand.

Fossil Dennstaedtiaceae and Hymenophyllaceae from the Early Eocene of the Pacific Northwest

H. axsmithii is the first unequivocal member of Hymenophyllaceae to be reported from these diverse plant and insect assemblages from lacustrine and swamp settings under warm temperate climates of the latest early Eocene.



Phylogenetics and classification of the pantropical fern family Lindsaeaceae

The evolutionary history of the Lindsaeaceae is studied by simultaneously optimizing 55 morphological characters, two plastid genes (rpoC1 and rps4) and three non-coding plASTid intergenic spacers (trnL-F, rps 4-trnS and trnH-psbA) and finding six well-supported and diagnostic clades that can be recognized as genera.

(2186) Proposal to conserve the name Coniopteris against Polystichites (fossil Pteridophyta, Protodicksoniales)

The genus Coniopteris was created on the basis of a section of the very artificial genus Pecopteris, which became a widely known cosmopolitan fossil-genus consisting of more than 30 described species reported from nearly all Mesozoic floras worldwide, but mostly from Northern Hemisphere.

Evidence for a Cenozoic radiation of ferns in an angiosperm-dominated canopy

New insight is provided into leptosporangiate diversification and the evolution of epiphytism by integrating a 400-taxon molecular dataset with an expanded set of fossil age constraints and finds evidence for a burst of fern diversification in the Cenozoic.

Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences.

The phylogenetic structure of ferns (= monilophytes) is explored here, with a special focus on the early divergences among leptosporangiate lineages. Despite considerable progress in our

A 4000-species dataset provides new insight into the evolution of ferns.

Large-scale phylogenomic analysis resolves a backbone phylogeny in ferns

A large-scale phylogenomic analysis using high-quality transcriptome sequencing data covered 69 fern species from 38 families and 11 orders and confirmed that Equisetales is sister to the rest of ferns, and Dennstaedtiaceae is sisters to eupolypods II.