Phylum Pteridophyta (classification modified)

Matt von at
Mon Mar 14 10:00:35 CST 2005

Dear Ken et al.,

Re: Bryophyta
There is a growing consensus suggesting that the bryophytes are not
monophyletic and possibly represent several quite separate evolutionary
lines.  Therefore, proponents of this hypothesis have classified bryophytes
into three coordinate phyla: Anthocerotophyta (hornworts), Bryophyta
(mosses), and Marchantiophyta (liverworts) (e.g., Buck & Goffinet 2000;
Crandall-Stotler 1984; Crandall-Stotler & Stotler 2000; Duckett & Renzaglia
1988; Goffinet 2000, Kenrick & Crane 1997).


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