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An annotated collection of pointers to information on palaeobotany
or to WWW resources which may be of use to palaeobotanists (with an Upper Triassic bias).

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! N.W. Paterson et al. (2016): A multidisciplinary biofacies characterisation of the Late Triassic (late Carnian–Rhaetian) Kapp Toscana Group on Hopen, Arctic Norway. Abstract, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 464: 16-42. See also here (in PDF).

The New York Times:
Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class (by Clyde Haberman, November 19, 2017).

National Center for Science Education (NCSE), Oakland, CA.
NCSE is a US-nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and "scientific creationism" out.
Kenneth R. Miller on current threats to evolution education (by Glenn Branch, November 20, 2017).
! Go directly to the ten-minute documentary about current threats to evolution education, hosted at The New York Times.

C.F. Delwiche et al. (2017): Land Plant Model Systems Branch Out. In PDF, Cell, 171.
"Liverworts may be the sister taxon to all other land plants, and the genome shows features that illuminate the ancestor of all land plants and give insights into how plant systems function and evolved".

FreeFullPDF (developped by KnowMade SARL, a company specialized in the research and analysis of scientific and technical information).
Search for paleobotany 2017.

R. Herbst and A. Crisafulli (2016): Buckya austroamericana nov. gen. et sp. (Bennettitales) from the Upper Triassic Laguna Colorada Formation (El Tranquilo Group), Santa Cruz province, Argentina. In PDF, Serie Correlación Geológica, 32: 85-100.

The Washington Times:
Faith film "Genesis: Paradise Lost" shows creation story in 3-D (by Tom Quimby, November 12, 2017).

G. Incagnone et al. (2015): How do freshwater organisms cross the "dry ocean"? A review on passive dispersal and colonization processes with a special focus on temporary ponds. See also here (in PDF).
Please note Fig. 1: Ephippia of cladocerans coating the stranded aquatic vegetation and the shores of Lake Iseo (Northern Italy).

O. Gavrilova et al. (2017): Potential of CLSM in studying some modern and fossil palynological objects. Abstract, Journal of Microscopy, 00: 1–19. See also here (in PDF).

A.J. North (2006): Seeing is believing? A beginners´ guide to practical pitfalls in image acquisition. See also here (in PDF).

C.K. Boyce et al. (2009): X-ray photoelectron emission spectromicroscopic analysis of arborescent lycopsid cell wall composition and Carboniferous coal ball preservation. PDf file, International Journal of Coal Geology.
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Information Technology Department, the UCSD Libraries and Academic Computing Services. University of California, San Diego: Web Course Notes and References, Principles of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).
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Karen Carr, Karen Carr Studio, Silver City, NM:
You Can Paint Digitally!
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Ben Fletcher, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield: Stomata control how the atmosphere affects plants. A project about the earliest plants that grew on land and their evolution. Reconstructions of Cooksonia, Zosterophyllum, Sigillaria.
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R.A. Gastaldo et al. (2017): Paleontology of the Blaauwater 67 and 65 Farms, South Africa: testing the Daptocephalus/Lystrosaurus biozone boundary in a stratigraphic framework. In PDF, Palaios, 34: 369–366. See also here (abstract).

M. Philippe et al. (2017): The palaeolatitudinal distribution of fossil wood genera as a proxy for European Jurassic terrestrial climate. Abstract, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 466: 373-381.

G. Bechly and R. Stockar (2011): The first Mesozoic record of the extinct apterygote insect genus Dasyleptus (Insecta: Archaeognatha: Monura: Dasyleptidae) from the Triassic of Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland). In PDF, Palaeodiversity, 4: 23–37.

P.D. Ward (2006): Impact from the Deep. Scientific American.

U. Brand et al. (2012): The end-Permian mass extinction: A rapid volcanic CO2 and CH4-climatic catastrophe. In PDF, Chemical Geology, 322-323: 121-144.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

P.B. Wignall (2001): Large igneous provinces and mass extinctions. In PDF, Earth-Science Reviews, 53: 1-33.
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Peter A. Hochuli et al. (2010): Rapid demise and recovery of plant ecosystems across the end-Permian extinction event. PDF file, Global and Planetary Change.
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G.J. Retallack and A.H. Jahren (2008): Methane release from igneous intrusion of coal during Late Permian extinction events. PDF file, Journal of Geology, 116: 1-20.
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Phil Berardelli, Science now: The Fungus That Ate the World.
Website outdated, download a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

N. Hauschke et al. (2011): Die Bildung pyramidaler Halit-Hopper in eindunstenden Wasserpfützen bei Teutschenthal (Sachsen-Anhalt), in der Saline von Halle (Saale) und im Keuper Nordwestdeutschlands. PDF file, in German. Der Aufschluss, 62: 333-344.
Note PDF page 10: Diagenesis of pyramidal halite hopper crystals and of cubic halite casts in the continental Triassic (in German).

A. Hamad et al. (2008): A Late Permian flora with Dicroidium from the Dead Sea region, Jordan. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology 149: 85-130.

L. Courel et al. (2003): Mid-Triassic to Early Liassic clastic/evaporitic deposits over the Maghreb Platform. Abstract, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 196: 157-176. See also here (in PDF).

N. Hauschke and U. Vath (2003): Zur Bildung und geologischen Überlieferung würfelförmiger und pyramidaler Steinsalzkristalle in der Germanischen Trias. PDF file, in German. Beitr. Geol. Thüringen, N. F., 10: 53–74.

! N. Hauschke (1989): Steinsalzkristallmarken - Begriff, Deutung und Bedeutung für das Playa-Playasee-Faziesmodell. About halite casts, Abstract (in German). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, 140: 355-369. See also here (in PDF).

A.G. Liu (2017): Framboidal pyrite shroud confirms the "death mask" model for moldic preservation of Ediacaran soft-bodied organisms - a reply. Abstract, Palaios, 32: 197-198. Please take notice:

A.G. Liu (2016): Framboidal pyrite shroud confirms the "death mask" model for moldic preservation of Ediacaran soft-bodied organisms. Abstract, Palaios 31: 259-274. See also: Supplementary information (Word file). Ultimate Guide to Copyright for Students. Go to: A Plagiarism Guide for Students. The Ultimate Guide to Free Stock Images for Students. Photo Stolen? Here's How to Get Them Deleted from the Internet

Note Fig. 11C: Auritifolia waggoneri preserved as 3D goethite petrifactions.

! M.J. Kraus and S.T. Hasiotis (2006): Significance of different modes of rhizolith preservation to interpreting paleoenvironmental and paleohydrologic settings: examples from Paleogene paleosols. In PDF, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 76: 633-646.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

K. Feldberg et al. (2017): Problems related to the taxonomic placement of incompletely preserved amber fossils: transfer of the Paleogene liverwort Cylindrocolea dimorpha (Cephaloziellaceae) to the extant Odontoschisma sect. Iwatsukia (Cephaloziaceae). In PDF, Foss. Rec., 20: 147–157.

! J.J. Sepkoski (1998): Rates of speciation in the fossil record. In PDF, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B, 353: 315-326.

Fossil Record.
This is the palaeontological open access journal of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (formerly named Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin).

E. Kustatscher et al. (2017): Sea-level changes in the Lopingian (late Permian) of the northwestern Tethys and their effects on the terrestrial palaeoenvironments, biota and fossil preservation. Abstract, Global and Planetary Change, 148: 166–180. See also here (in PDF).

Z. Feng et al. (2017): Leaf anatomy of a late Palaeozoic cycad. Biol. Lett., 13.

! J.P. Wilson et al. (2017): Dynamic Carboniferous tropical forests: new views of plant function and potential for physiological forcing of climate. In PDF, New Phytologist, 215: 1333–1353. See also here.
! Figure 2 shows the fungal evolution and abundance of coal basin sediments over the Phanerozoic.

! Jody L. Haynes: Expanded Glossary of Cycad Terms. In PDF, The Cycad Society.

! D. Hibbett et al. (2016): Climate, decay, and the death of the coal forests. Current Biology, 26: R563-R567: See also here (in PDF).

Y. Ogura, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (page hosted by Botany online, The Internet Hypertextbook, Biological Classics in the Internet): HISTORY OF DISCOVERY OF SPERMATOZOIDS IN GINKGO BILOBA AND CYCAS REVOLUTA. PHYTOMORPHOLOGY, Vol 17, 109 - 114 (1967).
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! F.M. Gradstein et al. (2012): On The Geologic Time Scale. In PDF, Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 45: 171–188. See also here.

Palmengarten, Frankfurt am Main, Das Tor zur Welt der Pflanzen: Palmfarne - weder Palmen noch Farne (in German).
Website outdated. The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Patricia Houle and Ping Zhu, Department of Earth Sciences, Florida International University: Global Climate Change: Science, Society, and Solution. This lecture notes address the core topics which are central to understanding global climate change in a way that is understandable and accessible. See especially:
Climate Change Basics. Powerpoint presentations.
! Navigate from here.

Robert S. Webb, NOAA ESRL Climate Analysis Branch (formerly the Climate Diagnostics Center) Boulder, Colorado: An Introduction to Global Climate Change. Powerpoint presentation.

S. Magallón et al. (2015): A metacalibrated time-tree documents the early rise of flowering plant phylogenetic diversity. In PDF, New Phytologist. See also here.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
! Timeline of the evolutionary history of life.

! A.H. Knoll and M.A. Nowak (2017): The timetable of evolution. In PDF, Science Advances, 3. See also here.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Great Oxygenation Event.
Große Sauerstoffkatastrophe (in German).

A.H. Knoll and M.J. Follows (2016): A bottom-up perspective on ecosystem change in Mesozoic oceans. In PDF, Proc. R. Soc., B, 283: 20161755. See also here. This is a non-commercial project devoted to geology and paleontology, founded by Mikhail Rogov.
See especially: Triassic publications.

E. Martinetto et al. (2014): The plant record of the Dunarobba and Pietrafitta sites in the Plio-Pleistocene palaeoenvironmental context of Central Italy. In PDF, Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 27: 29-72.
Please take notice: Fig. 6, Two panoramic views of the Dunarobba Fossil Forest with tree stumps in situ!

Centro di Paleontologia Vegetale della Foresta Fossile di Dunarobba, Dunarobba, Italy: Foresta Fossile di Dunarobba (in Italian). See also here (Wikipedia) and there (Mineralienatlas, with citations, in German). See especially The Fossil Forest of Dunarobba (Umbriantravel, in English).
Neogene tree stumps in situ!

T.A. Hegna and R.E. Johnson (2016): Preparation of Fossil and Osteological 3D-Printable Models from Freely Available CT-Scan Movies. In PDF, Journal of Paleontological Techniques, 16: 1-10.

Journal of Paleontological Techniques (JPT).
JPT aims to promote and facilitate the sharing of techniques and methodologies in paleontological research. These include techniques of excavation, collection, conservation, preparation, and exhibition of (fossil) specimens, as well as new scientific methodologies and approaches for paleontological studies. Go to:
Back Issues.

K. Gruntmejer et al. (2015): The Triassic world of Krasiejów. In PDF, Field guide, 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Opole, Poland, 8-12 July 2015.
Please note Fig.5. Reconstruction of Metoposaurus krasiejowensis; Fig. 7. Reconstruction of Cyclotosaurus intermedius.

S. Williams (2017): The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth´s First Trees. The Scientist » News & Opinion » Daily News.
"Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together".

B.J.W. Mills et al. (2017): Elevated CO2 degassing rates prevented the return of Snowball Earth during the Phanerozoic. Nature Communications, 8.

ETH Zürich, Earth Science Collections: Palaeobotany. Image Gallery.

H.-H. Xu et al. (2017): Unique growth strategy in the Earth´s first trees revealed in silicified fossil trunks from China. Abstract, PNAS. See also:
Paläobotaniker lüften das Geheimnis der Urbäume (, in German).

P.E. Jardine et al. (2017): Shedding light on sporopollenin chemistry, with reference to UV reconstructions. Abstract, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 238: 1–6. See also here (in PDF).

! Y. Miao et al. (2017): Fossil and Living Cycads Say "No More Megasporophylls". J. Morphol. Anat., 1: 107. See also here and there (in PDF).

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