The fossil Osmundales (Royal Ferns)—a phylogenetic network analysis, revised taxonomy, and evolutionary classification of anatomically preserved trunks and rhizomes

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Bomfleur, Benjamin; Grimm, Guido W.; McLoughlin, Stephen;
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
  • Journal: PeerJ,volume 5 (eissn: 2167-8359)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7717/peerj.3433, pmc: PMC5508817
  • Subject: Leptosporangiatae | Evolutionary classification | Paleontology | Anatomy | Ferns | Plant Science | Phylogeny | Network analysis | Taxonomy | Filicopsida | Guaireaceae | Osmundaceae

The Osmundales (Royal Fern order) originated in the late Paleozoic and is the most ancient surviving lineage of leptosporangiate ferns. In contrast to its low diversity today (less than 20 species in six genera), it has the richest fossil record of any extant group of f... View more
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