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Fossil Araceae from a Paleocene Neotropical rainforest in Colombia

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dc.contributor.author Herrera, Fabiany A. en
dc.contributor.author Jaramillo, Carlos A. en
dc.contributor.author Dilcher, David L. en
dc.contributor.author Wing, Scott L. en
dc.contributor.author Gomez-N., Carolina en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-10T15:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-10T15:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Herrera, Fabiany A., Jaramillo, Carlos A., Dilcher, David L., Wing, Scott L., and Gomez-N., Carolina. 2008. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8804">Fossil Araceae from a Paleocene Neotropical rainforest in Colombia</a>." <em>American Journal of Botany</em>. 95 (12):1569&ndash;1583. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.0800172">https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.0800172</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9122
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/8804
dc.description.abstract Both the fossil record and molecular data support a long evolutionary history for the Araceae. Although the family is diverse in tropical America today, most araceous fossils, however, have been recorded from middle and high latitudes. Here, we report fossil leaves of Araceae from the middle-late Paleocene of northern Colombia, and review fossil araceous pollen grains from the same interval. Two of the fossil leaf species are placed in the new fossil morphogenus Petrocardium Herrera, Jaramillo, Dilcher, Wing et Gomez-N gen. nov.; these fossils are very similar in leaf morphology to extant Anthurium; however, their relationship to the genus is still unresolved. A third fossil leaf type from Cerrejon is recognized as a species of the extant genus Montrichardia, the first fossil record for this genus. These fossils inhabited a coastal rainforest [~]60-58 million years ago with broadly similar habitat preferences to modern Araceae. en
dc.relation.ispartof American Journal of Botany en
dc.title Fossil Araceae from a Paleocene Neotropical rainforest in Colombia en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 77728
dc.identifier.doi 10.3732/ajb.0800172
rft.jtitle American Journal of Botany
rft.volume 95
rft.issue 12
rft.spage 1569
rft.epage 1583
dc.description.SIUnit NH-EOL en
dc.description.SIUnit Center for Tropical Palaeoecology and Archaeology en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Paleobiology en
dc.citation.spage 1569
dc.citation.epage 1583

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