Comment on "Eocene Fagaceae from Patagonia and Gondwanan legacy in Asian rainforests".

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Wilf et al (Research Articles, 7 June 2019, eaaw5139) claim that Castanopsis evolved in the Southern Hemisphere from where it spread to its modern distribution in Southeast Asia. However, extensive paleobotanical records of Antarctica and Australia lack evidence of any Fagaceae, and molecular patterns indicate shared biogeographic histories of Castanopsis, Castanea, Lithocarpus, and Quercus subgenus Cerris, making the southern route unlikely.

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Cited Authors

  • Denk, T; Hill, RS; Simeone, MC; Cannon, C; Dettmann, ME; Manos, PS

Published Date

  • November 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 366 / 6467

PubMed ID

  • 31727801

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.aaz2189

Language

  • eng