The rise of angiosperm-dominated herbaceous floras: Insights from Ranunculaceae

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Wang, Wei ; Lin, Li ; Xiang, Xiao-Guo ; Ortiz, Rosa del C. ; Liu, Yang ; Xiang, Kun-Li ; Yu, Sheng-Xiang ; Xing, Yao-Wu ; Chen, Zhi-Duan (2016)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 6 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/srep27259, pmc: PMC4890112
  • Subject: Article

The rise of angiosperms has been regarded as a trigger for the Cretaceous revolution of terrestrial ecosystems. However, the timeframe of the rise angiosperm-dominated herbaceous floras (ADHFs) is lacking. Here, we used the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) as a proxy to... View more
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