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

@article{Li2020ReevaluationOT,
  title={Re-evaluation of the systematic position of the Jurassic–Early Cretaceous fern genus Coniopteris},
  author={Chunxiang Li and Xinyuan Miao and Li‐Bing Zhang and Junye Ma and Jia-sheng Hao},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
  year={2020},
  volume={105},
  pages={104136}
}
Abstract The extinct fern genus Coniopteris was a typical component in the Mesozoic flora with a wide distribution in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres from Early Jurassic to Early Cretaceous, and it played a very important role in stratigraphic correlation, while its character evolution and systematic position have both been unsolved mysteries. In this study, we analyzed the combined morphological and molecular data available to re-evaluate the systematic position of Coniopteris. Our main… 
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