The delayed and geographically heterogeneous diversification of flowering plant families

  title={The delayed and geographically heterogeneous diversification of flowering plant families},
  author={Santiago Ram{\'i}rez-Barahona and Herv{\'e} Sauquet and Susana Magall{\'o}n},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
The Early Cretaceous (145–100 million years ago (Ma)) witnessed the rise of flowering plants (angiosperms), which ultimately lead to profound changes in terrestrial plant communities. However, palaeobotanical evidence shows that the transition to widespread angiosperm-dominated biomes was delayed until the Palaeocene (66–56 Ma). Important aspects of the timing and geographical setting of angiosperm diversification during this period, and the groups involved, remain uncertain. Here we address… 

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