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August 4, 2021 at 6:57 pm

Science Daily reports on Rothwell’s two new genera of ancient conifers from upper Cretaceous

Dr. Gar Rothwell on a field study of a “juniper” type conifer on the campus of Humboldt State University, 2015.

Dr. Gar Rothwell on a field study of a “juniper” type conifer on the campus of Humboldt State University, 2015.

Science Daily writes about research by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gar Rothwell in an article headlined “Two new genera and species of conifers discovered from upper Cretaceous in Hokkaido, Japan.”

In a recently published paper, a team of American paleobotanists describe two new genera of ancient conifers based on two beautifully preserved 3-D fossil seed cones. The scientific paper describing the find — titled “Ancient diversity and turnover of cunninghamioid conifers (Cupressaceae): two new genera from the Upper Cretaceous of Hokkaido, Japan” — has been published online in the scientific journal, Botany.

Read more at Science Daily.

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