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Spirematospermum wetzleri (Heer) Chandler (Zingiberaceae) from the Miocene of Weichang, Hebei Province, North China and the phytogeographic history of the genus
Li, Ya (李亚)1,2; Yi, Tie-Mei1,3; Li, Yue-Zhuo4; Li, Cheng-Sen1
2018-09-14
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF PALAEOGEOGRAPHY-ENGLISH
ISSN2095-3836
Volume7Pages:8
Abstract

Spirematospermum is a well-known extinct zingiberalean taxon, characterized by trilocular capsules containing many distinctive, spirally striate and arillate seeds. It is frequently found and studied in European Neogene carpological floras, but is scarcely represented in East Asia floras. In this work we recognize a new fossil record of Spirematospermum wetzleri (Heer) Chandler based on the capsules and seeds from the Miocene of Weichang, Hebei Province, North China. These fossils represent the first record of the species in the Miocene of China. Fossil data indicate that Spirematospermum probably originated in the Late Cretaceous of North America or Central Europe. The genus still existed in the Paleocene of North America, but became extinct after that time. However, the genus successively survived in Europe from the Eocene to Pliocene, and flourished luxuriantly during the Oligocene to Miocene. As there was Turgai Strait between Europe and Asia during the Eocene, the genus did not spread to Central Asia and West Siberia until the strait closed in the late Eocene/early Oligocene, and further expanded eastwardly to eastern Siberia, Russia, northern China and central Japan during the Miocene, but became extinct in Asia after the Miocene. The genus contracted its distribution to Europe in the Pliocene, and afterwards it became extinct in the world.

KeywordSpirematospermum Zingiberaceae Musaceae Phytogeographic History Neogene Miocene Weichang North China
DOI10.1186/s42501-018-0007-1
Language英语
WOS KeywordTertiary ; Eocene
Funding ProjectNatural Science Foundation of China[41502017] ; Natural Science Foundation of China[41072022] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDPB05]
WOS Research AreaGeology ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000458254300001
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
PublisherSPRINGER SINGAPORE PTE LTD
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/16025
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorLi, Cheng-Sen
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Bot, State Key Lab Systemat & Evolutionary Bot, Beijing 100093, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, CAS Key Lab Econ Stratig & Palaeogeog, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
3.Beijing Acad Sci & Technol, Beijing Inst Sci & Technol Informat, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
4.Qian Dao Hu Museum Nat Hist, Hangzhou 311700, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
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Li, Ya ,Yi, Tie-Mei,Li, Yue-Zhuo,et al. Spirematospermum wetzleri (Heer) Chandler (Zingiberaceae) from the Miocene of Weichang, Hebei Province, North China and the phytogeographic history of the genus[J]. JOURNAL OF PALAEOGEOGRAPHY-ENGLISH,2018,7:8.
APA Li, Ya ,Yi, Tie-Mei,Li, Yue-Zhuo,&Li, Cheng-Sen.(2018).Spirematospermum wetzleri (Heer) Chandler (Zingiberaceae) from the Miocene of Weichang, Hebei Province, North China and the phytogeographic history of the genus.JOURNAL OF PALAEOGEOGRAPHY-ENGLISH,7,8.
MLA Li, Ya ,et al."Spirematospermum wetzleri (Heer) Chandler (Zingiberaceae) from the Miocene of Weichang, Hebei Province, North China and the phytogeographic history of the genus".JOURNAL OF PALAEOGEOGRAPHY-ENGLISH 7(2018):8.
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