Numerous fossil winged seeds from the early Miocene (22-21 MA) of Ethiopia represent the earliest and only definitive record of the ecologically and economically important legume genus Newtonia (Fabaceae: ''Mimoseae''). These fossils represent a new species and provide evidence that tropical moist forest persisted on the Ethiopian Plateau into the early Miocene.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Plant Science