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The Dawn Angiosperms

Uncovering the Origin of Flowering Plants

  • Unique work about fossil plants Provides detailed description of pre-historic angiosperms Will trigger many new ideas for research in this field


Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Xin Wang
    Pages 1-4
  3. Xin Wang
    Pages 5-16
  4. Xin Wang
    Pages 29-36
  5. Xin Wang
    Pages 37-89
  6. Xin Wang
    Pages 163-187
  7. Xin Wang
    Pages 189-194
  8. Xin Wang
    Pages 195-212
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-236

About this book


This book, besides providing necessary background information and discussions, focuses on the earliest angiosperms: namely those more than 125 million years old. Currently 125 million year old angiosperms, are the oldest to be found - especially in the eyes of European scholars. It proceeds by introducing several interesting angiosperms from the Jurassic and early Cretaceous, including Schmeissneria (early-middle Jurassic, 160-199 million years old (Ma)), Xingxueanthus (middle Jurassic, 160 Ma), Solaranthus (middle Jurassic, 164 Ma), Callianthus (early Cretaceous, 125 Ma), Chaoyangia (early Cretaceous, 125 Ma), Archaefructus (early Cretaceous, 125 Ma), Sinocarpus (early Cretaceous, 125 Ma). Others are currently being processed. These fossils, most of which have hitherto not been published,will uncover many unknown aspects of early angiosperms, and help to solve the mystery surrounding their origin.


Angiosperms Flowers Jura Jurassic Origin

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nanjing Institute of Geology &, PalaeontologyChinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Dawn Angiosperms
  • Book Subtitle Uncovering the Origin of Flowering Plants
  • Authors Xin Wang
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Earth Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-01160-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26472-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-01161-0
  • Series ISSN 0930-0317
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biogeosciences
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