Sinomenium macrocarpum sp. nov. (Menispermaceae) from the Miocene–Pliocene transition of Gray, northeast Tennessee, USA

  title={Sinomenium macrocarpum sp. nov. (Menispermaceae) from the Miocene–Pliocene transition of Gray, northeast Tennessee, USA},
  author={YU-SHENG Liu and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric M. B. Jacques},
  journal={Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology},
  • YU-SHENG Liu, F. Jacques
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology

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