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).
An annotated collection of pointers
to information on palaeobotany
History of Palaeobotany
Articles in Palaeobotany
Plant Evolution, What is Palaeobotany? Jurassic Palaeobotany ...
Plant Anatomy & Taxonomy
Plant Classification, Chemotaxonomy, Phylogeography, Cladistic Methods ...
Palynological Associations, Acritarchs, Dinoflagellates, Palynofacies ...
Ecology & Palaeoenvironment
Stress Conditions, Palaeoenvironment, Ecosystem Recovery,
Palaeosoils, Plant Roots, Playa Lakes, Animal-Plant Interaction ...
Charcoal & Coal Petrology
Fossil charcoal, Fire Ecology, Coal Petrology, Coalification ...
Stomatal Density, Rise of Oxygen, Pre-Neogene Growth Rings ...
Evolution & Extinction
Evolution Sciences vs Creationism, Insect Evo, P-Tr Extinction ...
Geological Timescale, Palaeogeography, Sedimentology, Gaia Hypothesis ...
Palaeontological Software, Software of all topics ...
All about Upper Triassic
Triassic Palaeobotany, Tr. Palynology, Tr. Climate,
Triassic Stratigraphy, The European Keuper ...
Journals, Open Access Publishing, Abstracts, Books ...
Databases and Glossaries
Encyclopedias, Unit Converter, What´s New ...
Images of Plant Fossils
Fossil Plants, Reconstructions, Plant Photographs ...
Job & Experience
Labor Market, Grants, Field Camps, Internships ...
S.-Engines, Botany Search etc. Plagiarism S.
Palaeobotanical Directories, Palaeont. D., Bot. D. ...,
What´s New on Links for Palaeobotanists?
B. Chauviré et al. (2020): Arthropod entombment in weathering-formed opal: new horizons for recording life in rocks. Open access, Scientific Reports, 10.
! D.J. Peppe (2018): Reconstructing paleoclimate and paleoecology using fossil leaves. Abstract, in: Croft D., Su D., Simpson S. (eds) Methods in Paleoecology. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. Springer. See also here (in PDF).
J.D. Stilwell et al. (2020): Amber from the Triassic to Paleogene of Australia and New Zealand as exceptional preservation of poorly known terrestrial ecosystems. Open access, Scientific Reports, 10.
W. de Haan (2020): Pollination: Cooperation or Arms Race? An analysis of competition in biotic pollination. In PDF, Bachelor thesis.
D. Ortlam (1980): Erkennung und Bedeutung fossiler Bodenkomplexe in Locker- und Festgesteinen. PDF file, in German. Geol. Rdschau, 69: 581-593.
D. Ortlam (1974): Inhalt und Bedeutung fossiler Bodenkomplexe in Perm und Trias von Mitteleuropa. PDF file, in German. Geol. Rdschau, 63: 850-884.
S. Salzman et al. (2020):
ancient push-pull pollination mechanism in cycads. In PDF,
Sci. Adv., 6: eaay6169. See also
Note fig. 4: Time line and plant behaviors responsible for push-pull pollination.
P. Gerrienne et al. (2019): Earliest Evidence of Land Plants in Brazil. Abstract, Brazilian Paleofloras. See also here (in PDF).
D. Wood et al. (2020):
indicates the “living fossil” Isoetes diversified in the Cenozoic. Open access,
Plos One, 15.
"... genomic analyses coupled with a careful evaluation of the fossil record indicate that despite resembling forms from the Triassic, extant Isoetes species do not represent the remnants of an ancient and widespread group, but instead have spread around the globe in the relatively recent past. ..."
G. Branch (2020): Teaching Evolution in U.S. public schools: striking improvements in the last dozen years. BMC Blogs Network.
L.C.A. Martínez et al. (2012): A new cycad stem from the Cretaceous in Argentina and its phylogenetic relationships with other Cycadales. Free access, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 3: 436–458.
I. Draxler (1988):
Klaus (1921-1987). PDF file, in German.
Please note: O. Cichocki et al. (1988): A farewell to Wilhelm Klaus. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 56: 1-4.
See also here.
! C.V. Looy and I.A.P. Duijnstee (2019): Voltzian Conifers of the South Ash Pasture Flora (Guadalupian, Texas): Johniphyllum multinerve gen. et sp. nov., Pseudovoltzia sapflorensis sp. nov., and Wantus acaulis gen. et sp. nov. Abstract, International Journal of Plant Sciences. 181. See also here (in PDF).
Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life (DEAL),
part of the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life project by
the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York:
This is an online, open-access textbook, currently under development.
The goal of DEAL is to produce a comprehensive paleontological textbook with
coverage of all major groups of organisms, including plants.
! Note the chapter on Embryophytes, by E.J. Hermsen. The pages covering general botanical subjects such as vascular plant structure, leaf structure and evolution, and plant life cycles.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life (DAoAL),
managed by the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.
The goal of the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life project is to provide a free resource to help individuals identify and better understand fossil species from particular regions and time intervals.
Note the resources for teachers: Classroom lesson plans, activities, and associated materials that relate to either the Neogene or Ordovician Atlas. All of these resources may be freely accessed and downloaded.
C.J. van der Kooi and J. Ollerton (2020):
origins of flowering plants and pollinators. Free access,
Science, 368: 1306-1308.
See also here (in PDF).
S. Guindon (2020):
and Rocks: Strengths and Weaknesses of Molecular Dating Methods. Open access,
Frontiers in Genetics, 11.
"... molecular dating will undoubtedly keep playing a crucial role in biology in the future. Our understanding of important phenomena such as species diversification or dispersal, population migration and demography, or the molecular signature resulting from environmental changes, depends on our ability to date past evolutionary events. The wealth of available techniques to perform this task provides a powerful set of tools to make progress in this direction. ..."
C.R. Marshall (2019): Using the Fossil Record to Evaluate Timetree Timescales. Open access, Front Genet., 10.
A.C. Mancuso et al. (2020): Evidence for the Carnian Pluvial Episode in Gondwana: New multiproxy climate records and their bearing on early dinosaur diversification. Abstract, Gondwana Research.A.D. Miall (1977): Lithofacies types and vertical profile models in braided river deposits: a summary. In PDF, Fluvial Sedimentology — Memoir 5: 597-604. See also here.
Yi Song et al. (2020):
of pyrolytic PAHs across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary in the Sichuan Basin, southwestern China:
Evidence of wildfire outside the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province. Abstract,
Earth-Science Reviews, 201. See also
"... Sharp increases in the abundances of pyrolytic PAHs normalized to total organic carbon were found during the Rhaetian Stage (R1 and R2) and at the Tr-J boundary. The ratios of pyrolytic PAHs (PPAHs) to methylated homologues document the combustion origin of PPAHs from methylated PAHs during these intervals of increased wildfire frequency. ..."
Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, Lawrence, KS:
C.M. Brown et al. (2020): Dietary palaeoecology of an Early Cretaceous armoured dinosaur (Ornithischia; Nodosauridae) based on floral analysis of stomach contents. Open access, R. Soc. Open Sci., 7: 200305.
David R. Greenwood, (1992): Taphonomic constraints on foliar physiognomie interpretations of Late Cretaceous and tertiary palaeoeclimates. PDF file, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.
David R. Greenwood, Environmental Science Program, Brandon University: The Taphonomy of Plant Macrofossils. Ch. 7, pp. 141-169, In, Donovan, S.K. (Ed.) The Processes of Fossilization. Belhaven Press, London, 303 pp.
P.B. Wignall et al. (2020): Death in the shallows: The record of Permo-Triassic mass extinction in paralic settings, southwest China. Open access, Global and Planetary Change, 189.
T. Itaki et al. (2020): Automated collection of single species of microfossils using a deep learning–micromanipulator system. Open access, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 7.
! M. Rigo et al. (2020): The Late Triassic Extinction at the Norian/Rhaetian boundary: Biotic evidence and geochemical signature. Abstract, Earth-Science Reviews, 204. See also here.
M. Hrabovský (2020): LEAF EVOLUTION AND CLASSIFICATION. 1. LYCOPODIOPSIDA. In PDF, Acta Botanica Universitatis Comenianae, 55.
P. Correia et al. (2020):
History of Herbivory on Sphenophytes: A New Calamitalean with an Insect Gall from the Upper
Pennsylvanian of Portugal and a Review of Arthropod Herbivory on an Ancient Lineage. In PDF,
Int. J. Plant Sci., 181. See also
Please take notice of fig. 3: Interpretative-view drawing of Annularia paisii sp. nov. and Paleogallus carpannularites ichnosp. nov.
Fig. 4: Reconstruction of the parasitic relationship between the insect-induced gall Paleogallus carpannularites ichnosp. nov. and its calamitalean host plant.
! J.P. Wilson et al. (2020): Carboniferous plant physiology breaks the mold. Free access, New Phytologist.
! J.P. Wilson et al. (2017): Dynamic carboniferous tropical forests: new views of plant function and potential for physiological forcing of climate. Free access, New Phytologist, 215: 1333–1353.
Claire Jarvis, The Scientist, June 03, 2020: Paleobotanist Brian Axsmith Dies.
B. Erdei et al. (2019): First cycad seedling foliage from the fossil record and inferences for the Cenozoic evolution of cycads. Free access, Biol. Lett., 15: 20190114.
A. Currie (2019): Paleobiology and philosophy. Free access, Biology & Philosophy, 34.
A.M.B. Abu Hamad et al. (2019): The first record of Dicroidium from the Triassic palaeotropics based on dispersed cuticles from the Anisian Mukheiris Formation of Jordan. In PDF, PalZ, 93. 487–498. See also here.
S.E. Grasby et al. (2020): Toxic mercury pulses into late Permian terrestrial and marine environments. In PDF, Geology.
M. Pole (2008): The record of Araucariaceae macrofossils in New Zealand. Free access, Alcheringa, 32: 405–426.
G.J. Retallack (2018): Leaf preservation in Eucalyptus woodland as a model for sclerophyll fossil floras. In PDF, Alcheringa. See also here.
! APG IV (2016): An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Open access, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 181: 1–20.
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