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Why we should retain Nothofagus sensu lato


Hill, RS and Jordan, GJ and MacPhail, MK, Why we should retain Nothofagus sensu lato, Australian Systematic Botany, 28, (3) pp. 190-193. ISSN 1030-1887 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/SB15026


We present the case that the fossil record of Nothofagaceae, which is much more extensive in terms of species numbers than the living species, cannot be dealt with in a productive way by the recent proposal by Heenan and Smissen to split Nothofagus into four genera (Phytotaxa, vol. 146, Such a proposal will render the fossil record almost unworkable, and will lead to a major split in the approach taken by palynologists in comparison to other researchers.We believe the case for the new generic names,while valid, is weak, and is far outweighed by the utility of retaining Nothofagus sensu lato.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Nothofagus, Lophozonia, Fuscospora, Brassospora, Trisyngyne, systematics
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Jordan, GJ (Professor Greg Jordan)
ID Code:103844
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-10-27
Last Modified:2017-12-07

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