By Ben A. LePage, Christopher J. Williams, Hong Yang
The plant fossil list shows that the genus Metasequoia used to be extensively dispensed during the Northern Hemisphere from the early overdue Cretaceous to the Plio-Pleistocene. at the present time the genus has reduced in size to at least one species with nearly 5,000 mature members in southeastern China’s Xiahoe Valley. This publication distills the present realizing of the biology, ecology and body structure of fossil and residing Metasequoia, present examine instructions and difficulties that stay unresolved.
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Alternatively, did Metasequoia become extinct in China at the close of the Miocene only to become re-established from the Japanese populations sometime before the latest early Pleistocene? Minato (1965) and Yang 22 Ben A. LePage, Hong Yang and Midori Matsumoto Figure 1-11. Distribution of Metasequoia in Japan during the Pliocene. Note that the connection between southeastern Japan and the Chinese mainland that was present during the late Miocene is now broken. Image redrawn and modiﬁed from Minato (1965) and Yang (1991).
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The Geobiology and Ecology of Metasequoia (Topics in Geobiology) by Ben A. LePage, Christopher J. Williams, Hong Yang