The origin of herbivory on land: Initial patterns of plant tissue consumption by arthropods

@article{Labandeira2007TheOO,
  title={The origin of herbivory on land: Initial patterns of plant tissue consumption by arthropods},
  author={Conrad C. Labandeira},
  journal={Insect Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={14}
}
The early fossil record of terrestrial arthropod herbivory consists of two pulses. The first pulse was concentrated during the latest Silurian to Early Devonian (417 to 403 Ma), and consists of the earliest evidence for consumption of sporangia and stems (and limited fungivore borings). Herbivorization of most of these tissues was rapid, representing 0 to 20 million‐year (m.y.) lags from the earliest occurrences of these organs in the fossil record to their initial consumption (Phase 1). For… Expand
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