Triassic Floras-and Glossopterid History - K.B. Pigg

(Background Literature)

Anderson, J.M. and H.M. Anderson. 1983. Palaeoflora of southern Africa: Molteno Formation (Triassic). Volume 1. Part. 1. Introduction. Part 2. Dicroidium. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

Archangelsky, S. and D.W. Brett. 1961. Studies on Triassic fossil plants from Argentina. I. Rhexoxylon from the Ischigualasto Formation. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London. 244B: 1-19.

Ash, S.R. 1970. Dinophyton, a problematical new plant genus from the Upper Triassic of the southwestern United States. Palaeont. Assoc. 13:646-663.

Ash, S.R. 1976. Occurrence of the controversial plant fossil Sanmiguelia in the Upper Triassic of Texas. J. Paleont. 50: 799-804.

Ash, S. R. 1980. Upper Triassic floral zones of North America. In Dilcher, D.L. and T.N. Taylor, eds. Biostratigraphy of Fossil Plants. Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, Inc., Stroudsburg, Pa. pp. 153-170.

Ash, S. 1989. The Upper Triassic Chile flora of the Zuni Mountains, New Mexico. New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook, 40th Field Conference, SE Colorado Plateau. pp. 225-230.

Ash, S. and R.J. Litwin. 1996. The two new species of the pinnate microsporophyll Pramelreuthia from the Upper Triassic of the southwestern United States. Amer. J. Bot. 83: 1091-1099.

Bock, W. 1969. The American Triassic flora and global distribution. Geological Center Research Series. 3/4: 1-406.

Gould, R.E. and T. Delevoryas. 1977. The biology of Glossopteris: the evidence from petrified seed-bearing and pollen-bearing organs. Alcheringa 1: 387-399.

Holmes, W.B.K. 1973. On some frutifications of the Glossopteridales from the Upper Permian of N.S.W. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 98:3: 131-141.

Holmes, W.B.K. 1982. The Middle Triassic flora from Benolong, near Dubbo, central-western New South Wales. Alcheringa 6:1-33.

McLoughlin, S. 1990. Some Permian glossopterid fructifications and leaves from the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol.62:11-40.

Meyer-Berthaud, B., E.L. Taylor and T.N. Taylor. 1992. Reconstructing the Gondwana seed fern Dicroidium: Evidence from the Triassic of Antarctica. Geobios. Note brève. 25: 341-344.

Meyer-Berthaud, B., T.N. Taylor and E.L. Taylor. 1993. Petrified stems bearing Dicroidium leaves from the Triassic of Antarctica. Palaeontology 36: 337-356.

Pigg, K.B. 1990. Anatomically preserved Glossopteris foliage from the central Transantarctic Mountains. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 66: 105-127.

Pigg, K.B. 1990. Anatomically preserved Dicroidium foliage from the central Transantarctic Mountains. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 66: 129-145.

Pigg, K.B. 1993. Triassic plant fossils of Arizona. Proceedings of the First Ann. Symposium, Fossils of Arizona. Mesa Southwest Museum and SW Paleontological Society. pp. 8-14.

Pigg, K.B. and T.N. Taylor. 1993. Anatomically preserved Glossopteris stems with attached leaves from the central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Amer. J. Bot. 80:500-516.

Pigg, K.B. and M.L. Trivett. 1994. Evolution of the glossopterid gymnosperms from Permian Gondwana. J. Plant Res. 107: 461-477.

Pigg, K.B., W.C. Davis, and S. Ash. 1995. Anatomically preserved plant reproductive structures from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. In: Santucci, V.L. and L. McClelland, eds. Natinal Park Service Paleontological Research. Tech. Report NPS/NRPO/NRTR-95/16. U.S. Dept. Inter. Nat. Park Serv. Natural Res. Pub. Office. pp. 106-108.

Pigg, K.B. and S. McLoughlin. 1997. Anatomically preserved Glossopteris leaves from the Bowen and Sydney basins, Australia. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 97: 339-359.

Plumstead, E.P. 1958. Further fructifications of the Glossopteridae and a provisional classification based on them. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 61: 51-76.

Retallack, G.J. and D.L. Dilcher. 1981. Arguments for a glossopterid ancestry of angiosperms. Paleobiology 7: 54-67.

Schopf, J.M. 1970. Petrified peat from a Permian coal bed in Antarctica. Science 169: 274-277.

Schopf, J.M. 1976. Morphologic interpretation of fertile structures in glossopterid gymnosperms. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 21: 25-64.

Taylor, E.L. 1996. Enigmatic gymnosperms? Structurally preserved Permian and Triassic seed ferns from Antaarctica. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 90: 303-318.

Taylor, E.L. and T.N. Taylor. 1990. Structurally preserved Permian and Triassic floras from Antarctica. In: T.N. Taylor and E.L. Taylor, eds. Antarctic Palaeobiology: Its role in reconstructing Gondwana. Springer, New York, N.Y. pp. 149-163.

Taylor, E.L. and T.N. Taylor. 1992. Reproductive biology of the Permian Glossopteridales and their suggested relationship to flowering plants. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 89: 11495-11497.

Taylor, T.N., G.M. Del Fueyo and E.L. Taylor. 1994. Permineralized seed fern cupules from the Triassic of Antarctica: Implications for cupule and carpel evolution. Amer. J. Bot. 81: 666-677.

Thomas, H.H. 1933. On some pteridospermous plants from the Mesozoic rocks of South Africa. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London 222B: 193-265.

White, M.E. 1986. The Greening of Gondwana: The 400 million year story of Australia's plants. Reed Books Pty. Ltd., NSW, Australia.

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