The Enigma of Angiosperm Origins

The Enigma of Angiosperm Origins

by Norman Francis Hughes
     
 

The enigmatic origins of the dominant flowering plant groups are reviewed in this book.See more details below

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The enigmatic origins of the dominant flowering plant groups are reviewed in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521675543
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Paleobiology Series, #1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Setting of the Problem: 1. Outline history of investigations; 2. Current contributions on origin; 3. Challenges to customary procedures; 4. Working principles; 5. Stratigraphic framework; 6. General Mesozoic palynologic evidence; 7. Integration of Mesozoic floras and faunas; Part II. The Evidence for Cretaceous Origin: 8. Mesozoic megafossils; 9. English Barremian monosulcate pollen; 10. First convincing angiospermous fossils; 11. Cretaceous angiosperm consolidation; Part III. Consequences and Conclusions: 12. Cenozoic angiosperm radiation; 13. Research unattained but possible; 14. Principles, time and choice; 15. General biological conclusions; Glossary; References; Index.

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