Why we should retain Nothofagus sensu lato

  title={Why we should retain Nothofagus sensu lato},
  author={Robert S. Hill and Gregory J. Jordan and M. K. Macphail},
  journal={Australian Systematic Botany},
  pages={190 - 193}
Abstract. We present the case that the fossil record of Nothofagaceae, which is much more extensive in terms of species numbers than the living species, cannot be dealt with in a productive way by the recent proposal by Heenan and Smissen to split Nothofagus into four genera (Phytotaxa, vol. 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.146.1.1). Such a proposal will render the fossil record almost unworkable, and will lead to a major split in the approach taken by palynologists in comparison to… 
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