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A small permineralized osmundaceous stem has been collected from marine sediments of the Early Cretaceous (Aptian), Upper Chickabally Member of the Budden Canyon Formation near Ono, California. The specimen, 8.5 cm long and 5.4 cm wide, represents a stem surrounded by a mantle of stipular leaf...
Todea from the Lower Cretaceous of western North America: implications for the phylogeny, systematics, and evolution of modern OsmundaceaeDownload
The first fossil evidence for the fern genus Todea has been recovered from the Lower Cretaceous of British Columbia, Canada, providing paleontological data to strengthen hypotheses regarding patterns of evolution and phylogeny within Osmundaceae. The fossil consists of a branching rhizome,...