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Plants in Mesozoic time : morphological innovations, phylogeny, ecosystems / [edited by] Carole T. Gee.

Contributor(s): Gee, Carole T [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Life of the past.Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010Description: xxvi, 373 p., [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780253354563 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Paleobotany | Paleontology -- MesozoicDDC classification: 561.116
Contents:
Part 1 Morphological innovations in Mesozoic plants. 1. Architectural innovation and developmental controls in some Mesozoic gymnosperms, or, Why do the leaf crowns in Mesozoic forests look tufted? / Ian Sussex, Nancy Kerk, and Carole T. Gee ; 2. Modern traits in early Mesozoic sphenophytes : the Equisetum-like cones of Spaciinodum collinsonii with in situ spores and elaters from the middle Triassic of Antarctica / Andrew B. Schwendemann [and others] ; 3. Pollen and coprolite structure in Cycadeoidea (Bennettitales) : implications for understanding pollination and mating systems in Mesozoic cycadeoids / Jeffrey M. Osborn and Mackenzie L. Taylor ; 4. Independent Evolution of Seed Enclosure in the Bennettitales: Evidence from the anatomically preserved cone Foxeoidea connatum gen. et sp. nov. / Gar W. Rothwell and Ruth A Stockey ; 5. A mosaic of characters in a new whole-plant Araucaria, A. delevoryasii Gee sp. nov., from the late Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, U.S.A. / Carole T. Gee and William D. Tidwell ; 6. Major innovations in angiosperm evolution / David L. Dilcher ; 7. Implications of fossil floral data on understanding the early evolution of molecular developmental controls of flowers / David Winship Taylor -- Part 2 Phylogeny of Mesozoic plants. 8. Late Triassic ginkgoleans of North America / Sidney R. Ash ; 9. Review of the cycads and Bennettitaleans from the Mesozoic of Argentina / N. Ruben Cuneo [and others] ; 10. The Bennettitales (Cycadeoidales) : a preliminary perspective on this arguably enigmatic group / William L. Crepet and Dennis W. Stevenson ; 11. Endemism of early Cretaceous conifers in western Gondwana / Sergio Archangelsky and Georgina M. Del Fueyo ; 12. Oldest known dicotyledonous lianas from the early late Cretaceous of Utah and New Mexico, U.S.A. / William D. Tidwell, Sidney R. Ash, and Brooks B. Britt -- Part 3 Ecosystems and Mesozoic plants. 13. Palynological evidence for conifer dominance within a heterogeneous landscape in the late Jurassic Morrison Formation, U.S.A. / Carol L. Hotton and Nina L. Baghai-Riding ; 14. Mesozoic plants and dinosaur herbivory / P. Martin Sander [and others] ; Contributors-- Index--
Summary: "This volume showcases cutting-edge research of broad botanical and paleontological interest from the world's experts on Mesozoic plant life. Each chapter covers a special aspect of a particular plant group - ranging from horsetails to ginkgophytes, from cycads to conifers - and relates it to key innovations in structure, phylogenetic relationships, Mesozoic vegetation, or to animals such as plant-eating dinosaurs. The book's geographic scope ranges from Antarctica and Argentina to the western interior of North America, with studies on the reconstruction of the Late Jurassic vegetation of the Morrison Formation and on fossil conifers from Early Cretaceous deposits in Texas and Utah."--NHBS Environment Bookstore.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-359) and index.

Part 1 Morphological innovations in Mesozoic plants.
1. Architectural innovation and developmental controls in some Mesozoic gymnosperms, or, Why do the leaf crowns in Mesozoic forests look tufted? / Ian Sussex, Nancy Kerk, and Carole T. Gee ;

2. Modern traits in early Mesozoic sphenophytes : the Equisetum-like cones of Spaciinodum collinsonii with in situ spores and elaters from the middle Triassic of Antarctica / Andrew B. Schwendemann [and others] ;

3. Pollen and coprolite structure in Cycadeoidea (Bennettitales) : implications for understanding pollination and mating systems in Mesozoic cycadeoids / Jeffrey M. Osborn and Mackenzie L. Taylor ;

4. Independent Evolution of Seed Enclosure in the Bennettitales: Evidence from the anatomically preserved cone Foxeoidea connatum gen. et sp. nov. / Gar W. Rothwell and Ruth A Stockey ;

5. A mosaic of characters in a new whole-plant Araucaria, A. delevoryasii Gee sp. nov., from the late Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, U.S.A. / Carole T. Gee and William D. Tidwell ;

6. Major innovations in angiosperm evolution / David L. Dilcher ;

7. Implications of fossil floral data on understanding the early evolution of molecular developmental controls of flowers / David Winship Taylor --

Part 2 Phylogeny of Mesozoic plants.
8. Late Triassic ginkgoleans of North America / Sidney R. Ash ;

9. Review of the cycads and Bennettitaleans from the Mesozoic of Argentina / N. Ruben Cuneo [and others] ;

10. The Bennettitales (Cycadeoidales) : a preliminary perspective on this arguably enigmatic group / William L. Crepet and Dennis W. Stevenson ;

11. Endemism of early Cretaceous conifers in western Gondwana / Sergio Archangelsky and Georgina M. Del Fueyo ;

12. Oldest known dicotyledonous lianas from the early late Cretaceous of Utah and New Mexico, U.S.A. / William D. Tidwell, Sidney R. Ash, and Brooks B. Britt --


Part 3 Ecosystems and Mesozoic plants.
13. Palynological evidence for conifer dominance within a heterogeneous landscape in the late Jurassic Morrison Formation, U.S.A. / Carol L. Hotton and Nina L. Baghai-Riding ;

14. Mesozoic plants and dinosaur herbivory / P. Martin Sander [and others] ;

Contributors--
Index--

"This volume showcases cutting-edge research of broad botanical and paleontological interest from the world's experts on Mesozoic plant life. Each chapter covers a special aspect of a particular plant group - ranging from horsetails to ginkgophytes, from cycads to conifers - and relates it to key innovations in structure, phylogenetic relationships, Mesozoic vegetation, or to animals such as plant-eating dinosaurs. The book's geographic scope ranges from Antarctica and Argentina to the western interior of North America, with studies on the reconstruction of the Late Jurassic vegetation of the Morrison Formation and on fossil conifers from Early Cretaceous deposits in Texas and Utah."--NHBS Environment Bookstore.

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