The oldest fossil mushroom

Sam William Heads, Andrew Nicholas Miller, J. Leland Crane, M. Jared Thomas, Danielle M. Ruffatto, Andrew S. Methven, Daniel B. Raudabaugh, Yinan Wang

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Abstract

A new fossil mushroom is described and illustrated from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of northeast Brazil. Gondwanagaricites magnificus gen. et sp. nov. is remarkable for its exceptional preservation as a mineralized replacement in laminated limestone, as all other fossil mushrooms are known from amber inclusions. Gondwanagaricites represents the oldest fossil mushroom to date and the first fossil mushroom from Gondwana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0178327
JournalPloS one
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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Calcium Carbonate
Agaricales
mushrooms
fossils
amber
limestone
Brazil
new species

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Heads, S. W., Miller, A. N., Crane, J. L., Thomas, M. J., Ruffatto, D. M., Methven, A. S., ... Wang, Y. (2017). The oldest fossil mushroom. PloS one, 12(6), [e0178327]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178327

The oldest fossil mushroom. / Heads, Sam William; Miller, Andrew Nicholas; Crane, J. Leland; Thomas, M. Jared; Ruffatto, Danielle M.; Methven, Andrew S.; Raudabaugh, Daniel B.; Wang, Yinan.

In: PloS one, Vol. 12, No. 6, e0178327, 01.06.2017.

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Heads, SW, Miller, AN, Crane, JL, Thomas, MJ, Ruffatto, DM, Methven, AS, Raudabaugh, DB & Wang, Y 2017, 'The oldest fossil mushroom', PloS one, vol. 12, no. 6, e0178327. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178327
Heads SW, Miller AN, Crane JL, Thomas MJ, Ruffatto DM, Methven AS et al. The oldest fossil mushroom. PloS one. 2017 Jun 1;12(6). e0178327. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178327
Heads, Sam William ; Miller, Andrew Nicholas ; Crane, J. Leland ; Thomas, M. Jared ; Ruffatto, Danielle M. ; Methven, Andrew S. ; Raudabaugh, Daniel B. ; Wang, Yinan. / The oldest fossil mushroom. In: PloS one. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 6.
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