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The Origins of Angiosperms and their Biological Consequences

By: E Friis, W Chaloner and P Crane

358 pages, 5 b/w photos, 16 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 1989 | #4846 | ISBN: 052131173X
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The dramatic radiation of the flowering plants towards the end of the Early Cretaceous initiated major changes in terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. This book attempts to present an integrated account of the coevolutionary interactions between the animals and plants.


List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction to angiosperms E. M. Friis, W. G. Chaloner and P. R. Crane; 2. The origin of angiosperms J. A. Doyle and M. J. Donoghue; 3. Global palaeogeography and palaeoclimate of the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary Judith Totman Parrish; 4. Mid-Cretaceous to Early Tertiary vegetation and climate: evidence from fossil leaves and woods G. R. Upchurch, Jr and J. A. Wolfe; 5. Vegetational consequences of angiosperm diversification P. R. Crane; 6. Time of appearance of floral features E. M. Friis and W. L. Crepet; 7. The evolution of insect pollination in angiosperms W. L. Crepet and E. M. Friis; 8. Interactions of angiosperms and herbivorous tetrapods through time S. L. Wing and B. H. Tiffney; 9. Dinosaurs and land plants M. J. Coe, D. L. Dilcher, J. O. Farlow, D. M. Jarzen and D. A. Russell; 10. Vegetational and mammalian faunal changes in the Early Tertiary of southern England M. E. Collinson and J. J. Hooker; Classification of plants and animals; Stratigraphic table; Glossary; Index.

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