Fossil newtonia (Fabaceae: Mimoseae) seeds from the early miocene (22-21 MA) mush valley in Ethiopia

Aaron D. Pan, Ellen D. Currano, Bonnie F. Jacobs, Mulugeta Feseha, Neil Tabor, Patrick S. Herendeen

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-296
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume173
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Fabaceae
  • Fillaeopsis
  • Funiculus
  • Mimoseae
  • Miocene
  • Newtonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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