Paleobotany

Just out | A new diminutive euphyllophyte from the Middle Devonian of West Junggar, Xinjiang, China and its evolutionary implications @ Alcheringa

Just out @ Alcheringa A new diminutive euphyllophyte from the Middle Devonian of West Junggar, Xinjiang, China and its evolutionary implications Author(s) Hong-He Xu, Yao Wang, Peng Tang & Yi Wang Abstract: A diminutive euphyllophyte, Douaphyton levigata gen. et sp. nov., is described from the upper Middle Devonian (Givetian) Hujiersite Formation of West Junggar, Xinjiang, China. The plant consists of more than three orders of axis branching, each axis being less

Just out | Eocene–early Oligocene climate and vegetation change in southern China: Evidence from the Maoming Basin @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Eocene–early Oligocene climate and vegetation change in southern China: Evidence from the Maoming Basin Author(s) Alexei B. Herman, Robert A. Spicer, Galina N. Aleksandrova, Jian Yang, Tatiana M. Kodrul, Natalia P. Maslova, Teresa E.V. Spicer, Gang Chen, Jian-Hua Jin Abstract: Although the Eocene-Oligocene climate transition marks a critical point in the development of the ‘icehouse’ global climate of the present little is known about

Just out | Yangquanoxylon miscellum gen. nov. et sp. nov., a gymnospermous wood from the Upper Pennsylvanian–lower Permian Taiyuan Formation of Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, with reference to the palaeoclimate in North China @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Yangquanoxylon miscellum gen. nov. et sp. nov., a gymnospermous wood from the Upper Pennsylvanian–lower Permian Taiyuan Formation of Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, with reference to the palaeoclimate in North China Author(s) Mingli Wan, Wan Yang, Xuezhi He, Weiming Zhou, Lujun Liu, Jun Wang Abstract: A silicified gymnospermous wood, Yangquanoxylon miscellum gen. nov. et sp. nov., is described from the Upper Pennsylvanian-lower Permian Taiyuan Formation,

Just out | Conifer fossil woods from the Santa Marta Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Brandy Bay, James Ross Island, Antarctica @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Conifer fossil woods from the Santa Marta Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Brandy Bay, James Ross Island, Antarctica Author(s) R.R. Pujana, M.E. Raffi, E.B. Olivero Abstract: Conifer fossil woods from the Santonian to lower Campanian Santa Marta Formation are anatomically studied in detail. The wood flora is dominated by conifers, mainly Araucariaceae. Conifer fossil woods represent 84% of the samples (26 of 31) of the assemblage. The remaining

Just out | Changes in terrestrial floras at the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary in Europe @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Changes in terrestrial floras at the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary in Europe Author(s) Maria Barbacka, Grzegorz Pacyna, , Ádam T. Kocsis, , Agata Jarzynka, Jadwiga Ziaja, , Emese Bodor Abstract: One of the biggest mass extinctions took place at the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary. It affected both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and caused the disappearance of many animal taxa, mostly marine ones. Its influence on floral changes has been

Just out | Relating Ediacaran Fronds @ Paleobiology

Just out @ Paleobiology Relating Ediacaran Fronds Author(s) T. Alexander Dececchi, Guy M. Narbonne, Carolyn Greentree and Marc Laflamme Abstract: Ediacaran fronds are key components of terminal-Proterozoic ecosystems. They represent one of the most widespread and common body forms ranging across all major Ediacaran fossil localities and time slices postdating the Gaskiers glaciation, but uncertainty over their phylogenetic affinities has led to uncertainty over issues of homology and functional morphology between and

Just out | The most ancient member of the Sequoioideae – the new genus Krassilovidendron Sokolova, Gordenko et Zavialova (Cupressaceae s.l.) from the Albian–Cenomanian of Western Siberia (Russia) @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research The most ancient member of the Sequoioideae – the new genus Krassilovidendron Sokolova, Gordenko et Zavialova (Cupressaceae s.l.) from the Albian–Cenomanian of Western Siberia (Russia) Author(s) Aleksandra Sokolova, Natalia Gordenko, Natalia Zavialova Abstract: The new genus Krassilovidendron Sokolova, Gordenko et Zavialova with the type species Krassilovidendron fecundum Sokolova, Gordenko et Zavialova is described on the basis of numerous compressions of polymorphic shoots in organic connection with

Just out | Flowering after disaster: Early Danian buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) flowers and leaves from Patagonia @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Flowering after disaster: Early Danian buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) flowers and leaves from Patagonia Author(s) Nathan A. Jud , Maria A. Gandolfo, Ari Iglesias, Peter Wilf Abstract: Southern-Hemisphere terrestrial communities from the early Paleocene are poorly known, but recent work on Danian plant fossils from the Salamanca Formation in Chubut Province, Argentina are providing critical data on earliest Paleocene floras. The fossils described here come from a site

Just out | Gleichenia-like Korallipteris alineae sp. nov. macrofossils (Polypodiophyta) from the Miocene Landslip Hill silcrete, New Zealand @ New Zealand Journal of Botany

Just out @ New Zealand Journal of Botany Gleichenia-like Korallipteris alineae sp. nov. macrofossils (Polypodiophyta) from the Miocene Landslip Hill silcrete, New Zealand Author(s) John G. Conran, Joseph A. Jackson, Daphne E. Lee & Elizabeth M. Kennedy Abstract: Partial fossil frond impressions of a Gleichenia-like fern are described and figured from specimens recovered from the early Miocene Landslip Hill silcrete deposit, Gore Lignite Measures, Southland, New Zealand. The fronds are at

Just out | New Sphenophyllum plant from the Upper Devonian of Zhejiang Province, China @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology New Sphenophyllum plant from the Upper Devonian of Zhejiang Province, China Author(s) Pu Huang, Lu Liu, Min Qin, Le Liu, Zhenzhen Deng, Deming Wang, James F. Basinger & Jinzhuang Xue Abstract: Sphenophyllum was an important and long-surviving sphenopsid genus in the Paleozoic floras, with a worldwide distribution. A new species, Sphenophyllum changxingense sp. nov., is described from the Upper Devonian Wutong Formation of Changxing County, Zhejiang