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- Ding, Su-Ting, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Review of palaeobotany and palynology 2017 v.241 pp. 26-38
- Miocene epoch; Paleogene period; Pliocene epoch; Smilax; forests; fossils; humid zones; leaves; paleoecology; phytogeography; China; Europe; North America
- ... Abundant fossil records indicate that the genus Smilax L. was widely distributed in North America and Europe during the Paleogene and thrived in the Miocene. However, since the early Pliocene, the fossil occurrence of Smilax has become very rare. In this study, we describe three leaf taxa of Smilax from the upper Pliocene of West Yunnan, Southwest China based on their leaf architecture and cuticle ...