[Taxacom] holotype for sale

Peter Stevens peter.stevens at mobot.org
Fri Sep 14 12:06:15 CDT 2007

No, if you read the orchid paper the dates for the amber they use are  
in line with some previous estimates, and are "reasonable" (whatever  
that means); the Burmese amber is a different kettle of fish.


On Sep 12, 2007, at 1:14 PM, Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:

> From: "Karl Magnacca" <kmagnacca at alumni.wesleyan.edu>
>> On 12 Sep 2007 at 8:59, Peter Stevens wrote:
>>> There is something funny about this amber - dating may be wrong, or
>>> something.  A fairly "modern" grass was described from this amber,
>>> and if its dating is correct, it completely changes dates for
>>> angiosperm evolution...
> ***
> Curious coincidence: Nature (30 august) ran an cover article about  
> a piece
> of amber, which, if its dating is correct, completely changes dates  
> for
> orchid evolution.
> (Some details here http://research.leidenuniv.nl/index.php3?c=362)
> Paul
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