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Middle Miocene lotus (Nelumbonaceae, Nelumbo) from the Qaidam Basin, Northern Tibet Plateau
Luo, Mingyue1,2; Jia, Hui1,2,3; Li, Qijia4; Meng, Xiangning1,2; Ferguson, David K.5; Liu, Ping1,2; Han, Zhuochen1,2; Wang, Junjie1,2; Quan, Cheng4
2022-09-01
Source PublicationBIOLOGY-BASEL
Volume11Issue:9Pages:16
Abstract

Simple Summary The new species of Nelumbo reported in this paper is the first fossil record of lotus in Northwest China thus far, which can provide valuable information regarding the late Middle Miocene biocoenosis composition and the paleoenvironment of the Qaidam Basin on the northern Tibetan Plateau. The Neogene environment and paleovegetation of today's semi-arid and arid Central Asia remain elusive. Little is known about the effect of paleoclimatic change on the distribution and ecological response mechanisms of aquatic plants, especially on the Tibetan Plateau. Here, we report a new species of Nelumbo Adanson, including leaves, receptacles, and fruits, namely Nelumbo delinghaensis sp. nov., from the Upper Youshashan Formation of the upper Middle Miocene in the northern Qaidam Basin on the Tibetan Plateau. The new species comprises centrally peltate leaves with 12-15 actinodromous primary veins and a receptacle embedded with ca. 15-30 fruits, with an unlobed central disc. Megafossils of lotus from northwest China broaden the geographical and stratigraphic ranges of Nelumbo. Our findings suggest that a large freshwater lake body surrounded by temperate forests and grassland developed in the Qaidam Basin during the late Middle Miocene, in sharp contrast to the present desert vegetation. The climate used to be sufficiently warm and moist enough to support a forest-steppe ecosystem with abundant freshwater bodies.

KeywordNelumbo Middle Miocene paleoecology paleoclimate northeast Tibetan Plateau
DOI10.3390/biology11091261
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordCENTRAL-ASIA ; EURASIAN CLIMATE ; TECTONIC UPLIFT ; CENOZOIC UPLIFT ; LOESS DEPOSITS ; SOUTHERN ASIA ; SEA RETREAT ; ARIDIFICATION ; EOCENE ; EVOLUTION
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41820104002] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41888101] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[42172036] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41802019] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[42002022] ; Foundation of the State Key Laboratory of Paleobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, CAS[203109] ; Xi'an Shiyou University Youth Research and Innovation Group Grant[2019QNKYCXTD05]
WOS Research AreaLife Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
WOS SubjectBiology
WOS IDWOS:000856250000001
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Foundation of the State Key Laboratory of Paleobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, CAS ; Xi'an Shiyou University Youth Research and Innovation Group Grant
PublisherMDPI
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/41244
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorJia, Hui; Quan, Cheng
Affiliation1.Xian Shiyou Univ, Sch Earth Sci & Engn, Xian 710065, Peoples R China
2.Xian Shiyou Univ, Shaanxi Key Lab Petr Accumulat Geol, Xian 710065, Peoples R China
3.Nanjing Inst Geol & Paleontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
4.Changan Univ, Sch Earth Sci & Resources, Xian 710054, Peoples R China
5.Univ Vienna, Dept Paleontol, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Luo, Mingyue,Jia, Hui,Li, Qijia,et al. Middle Miocene lotus (Nelumbonaceae, Nelumbo) from the Qaidam Basin, Northern Tibet Plateau[J]. BIOLOGY-BASEL,2022,11(9):16.
APA Luo, Mingyue.,Jia, Hui.,Li, Qijia.,Meng, Xiangning.,Ferguson, David K..,...&Quan, Cheng.(2022).Middle Miocene lotus (Nelumbonaceae, Nelumbo) from the Qaidam Basin, Northern Tibet Plateau.BIOLOGY-BASEL,11(9),16.
MLA Luo, Mingyue,et al."Middle Miocene lotus (Nelumbonaceae, Nelumbo) from the Qaidam Basin, Northern Tibet Plateau".BIOLOGY-BASEL 11.9(2022):16.
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