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A dataset of Paleozoic vascular plants from the South China Block
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: The origination and radiation of vascular plants during the middle Paleozoic had a profound impact on the Earth’s environment. During the Paleozoic, the South China Block was located in a low-latitude area and was relatively isolated from other paleocontinents, and the supported floras were highly diversified and unique in appearance. The dataset in this paper shares a taxon list, the geographic and stratigraphic distribution information of the macro- and microfossil plants from the Paleozoic deposits of the South China Block, and morphological data of vegetative and/or reproductive organs of 421 vascular plants (including stem diameter, sporangium and leaf measurements, and data matrices for numerous binary morphological characters). As an important source of evidence, these data can be used to explore the taxon diversity and morphological evolution of vascular plants in a low-latitude zone during the Paleozoic and to study some phytogeographical issues such as plant dispersal and migration among different plates.
Keywords: South China Block; Paleozoic; vascular plants; taxon diversity; morphological evolution
Dataset Profile
TitleA dataset of Paleozoic vascular plants from the South China Block
Data authorsXIONG Conghui, HUANG Pu, WANG Deming, XUE Jinzhuang
Data corresponding authorXUE Jinzhuang (pkuxue@pku.edu.cn)
Time range1919–2018
Geographical scopeSouth China Block
Data volume692 KB
Data format*.docx; *.xlsx
Data service system<http://www.dx.doi.org/10.11922/sciencedb.j00001.00068>
Sources of fundingNational Natural Science Foundation of China (41802008, 41722201)
Dataset compositionThe dataset consists of 3 parts: (1) taxon data of macro- and microfossil record of the Paleozoic vascular plants from South China: a list of taxonomic names (including species with open nomenclature such as sp., aff., cf., etc.), fossil localities, stratigraphy, classification, and a list of endemic genera; (2) data of morphological traits of vascular plants from the Silurian to Devonian of South China: measured values of key morphological traits (including stem diameter, and measurements of sporangia and leaves) and a data matrix comprising 36 binary characters across 66 plants; (3) the leaf morphology coding matrix of 95 single leaves and 218 compound leaves in the Paleozoic of South China (fossil leaves encoded by 96 and 103 discrete binary morphological characters, respectively).
Article and author information
Xiong Conghui
Huang Pu
Wang Deming
Xue Jinzhuang
Publication records
Released: Nov. 30, 2020 ( VersionsZH2
Published: March 29, 2021 ( VersionsZH3