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Fossil myrtaceous pollen as evidence for the evolutionary history of Myrtaceae: A review of fossil Myrtaceidites species

Thornhill, Andrew; Macphail, Michael


The plant family Myrtaceae is represented in the Paleogene-Neogene fossil pollen record by the genus Myrtaceidites. We review each formally described Myrtaceidites morphospecies and update fossil-extant affinities based on a comprehensive analysis of extant Myrtaceae genera pollen morphotypes and the recent tribal phylogenetic classification of Myrtaceae. New images of Myrtaceidites morphotypes preserved in Paleocene to Pliocene sediments are used to illustrate the morphological variation...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.03.003


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