Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (REV PALAEOBOT PALYNO)

Publisher: International Conference on Palynology, Elsevier

Journal description

The Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology is an international journal for articles in all fields of palaeobotany and palynology dealing with all groups, ranging from marine palynomorphs to higher land plants. Original contributions and comprehensive review papers should appeal to an international audience. Typical topics include but are not restricted to systematics, evolution, palaeobiology, palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, biochronology, palaeoclimatology, paleogeography, taphonomy, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, vegetation history, and practical applications of palaeobotany and palynology, e.g. in coal and petroleum geology and archaeology. The journal especially encourages the publication of articles in which palaeobotany and palynology are applied for solving fundamental geological and biological problems as well as innovative and interdisciplinary

Current impact factor: 1.94

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.94
2013 Impact Factor 1.656
2012 Impact Factor 1.933
2011 Impact Factor 1.644
2010 Impact Factor 1.985
2009 Impact Factor 2.145
2008 Impact Factor 1.325
2007 Impact Factor 1.226
2006 Impact Factor 1.17
2005 Impact Factor 1.074
2004 Impact Factor 0.886
2003 Impact Factor 0.935
2002 Impact Factor 0.867
2001 Impact Factor 0.976
2000 Impact Factor 1.008
1999 Impact Factor 0.667
1998 Impact Factor 0.78
1997 Impact Factor 0.623
1996 Impact Factor 0.621
1995 Impact Factor 0.546
1994 Impact Factor 0.51
1993 Impact Factor 0.463
1992 Impact Factor 0.4

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.16
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.62
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.62
Website Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology website
Other titles Review of palaeobotany and palynology, Review of palaeobotany & palynology
ISSN 0034-6667
OCLC 1606995
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Phytoliths are inorganic particles derived from plants, which can be applied in several areas such as plant taxonomy, systematic and paleontological studies. Dry and wet ashing are employed in phytolith extraction from plant tissues and soil. Although they are both well established and widely applied in the phytolith morphological analysis, they can be inefficient to fully remove the organic matter. To overcome this problem we evaluate the palynological method, acetolysis, for extracting phytoliths. Leaf fragments of Mourera fluviatilis Aublet, a species of the rheophytic family Podostemaceae, was tested with two variables: temperature and time. The obtained protocol was employed in another twelve species. The samples were analyzed in light and scanning electron microscopy. Our results indicate the efficacy of acetolysis in isolating phytoliths from botanical samples, providing a clear surface to the detailed analysis on its ornamentation.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
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    ABSTRACT: The evolution of angiosperms significantly changed the composition of the terrestrial vegetation during the mid-Cretaceous. In contrast to the wealth of information available on the biology and systematic relationships of early angiosperms, the temporal patterns of their evolution and radiation are poorly constrained. Here we present a continuous angiosperm pollen record from well-dated shallow marine deposits in the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal. The São Julião section provides a solid stratigraphic framework to track angiosperm pollen distribution patterns from the early Albian to early Cenomanian at mid-latitudes. In comparison to previous angiosperm pollen records from the Lusitanian basin, the section shows an extended late Albian succession and provides new insights into the diversification of early angiosperms during this important interval. Productive palynological samples were analysed and 79 different angiosperm pollen types have been recorded. Throughout the Albian angiosperm pollen represent only a minor component of the total palynoflora. The early Albian pollen record is characterized by highly diverse assemblages of monoaperturate pollen of monocot or "magnoliid" affinity and by the first appearance of polyporate and tricolpate pollen of eudicot affinity. A distinct diversification phase among tri- and poly-aperturate pollen (e.g., Cretacaeiporites, Retitrescolpites, Rousea, Striatopollis and Tricolpites) and the presence of conspicuous pollen grains assigned to Dichastopollenites characterize the middle and late Albian palynological assemblages. Thus, the section records a striking sequence of appearances of important angiosperm pollen morphologies. Monocolpates, polyporates and tricolpates appear in the early Albian whereas tricolporates appear from the early part of the late Albian onwards. Furthermore, well-constrained biostratigraphic ranges of selected angiosperm pollen from mid-latitudes are presented. In view of these new data, the temporal framework of the palynological Subzones II-B and II-C in the Potomac Group succession from the Atlantic Coastal Plain, eastern USA is revised to a middle to late Albian age.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
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    ABSTRACT: Mathematical models of fluid flow through and embolism resistance of extinct plant xylem provide insight into the ecology and physiology of individual fossil plants. Disparate lineages of vascular plants exhibit a variety of ecophysiological strategies: extreme adaptations for maximum flow and maximum safety have both been documented in living and extinct plants. Analysis of early-diverging vascular plants and early-diverging seed plants shows a variety of hydraulic strategies were pursued early in the evolution of terrestrial plants, especially during the Devonian and Carboniferous Periods. Analysis of five species of the Lower and Middle Devonian trimerophyte genus Psilophyton indicates that some species possess low-resistance metaxylem tracheids with numerous, highly porous pits and relatively low embolism resistance, whereas other species contain xylem with higher embolism resistance and lower hydraulic conductivity. Despite a simple vegetative morphology, physiological analysis of several Psilophyton fossils suggests that species possessed distinct ecophysiological strategies and there may be cryptic functional diversity within other trimerophyte genera. When integrated with previous hydraulic analyses of extinct and extant plants, including the Lower Devonian stem group lycophyte Asteroxylon mackiei; a series of Carboniferous stem group seed plants, including Medullosa, Callistophyton, and Lyginopteris; eleven genera of extant conifers and cycads; two species of ginkgophytes, and others, the occupation of tracheid-based hydraulic ecospace can be mapped. Soon after the evolution of vascular tissue in land plants, the high-conductivity/low-safety-margin space was occupied; particularly by plants that grew in the tropical lowland swamps during the Carboniferous Period. Upon the disappearance of the coal swamp floras during the Permian Period, that portion of the ecospace may have remained unoccupied until the evolution of angiosperms with vessels in the Cretaceous Period. Taken as a whole, the evolution of vascular tissue during (and after) the terrestrialization process records several physiological adaptive radiations, occurring early in plant evolution, which likely had major effects on global environmental and biogeochemical processes.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
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    ABSTRACT: Numerous plant cuticles were collected from five sections in the Lower–Middle Devonian of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, China. Based on these cuticles and published data, we recognize five types of stomata or stoma-like pores in Devonian plants, i.e., anomocytic, rosette and complex types of stomata, pores like in Nematothallus, and pores within thick cuticle. Anomocytic and/or rosette types of stomata are more common in some horneophytopsids, rhyniopsids, renalioids, zosterophyllopsids, lycopsids and a progymnosperm. Complex type found only in the Middle Devonian likely occurred in Orestovia and Schuguria. Pores like in Nematothallus and pores within thick cuticle are documented in both the Lower and Middle Devonian and are usually observed on dispersed cuticles which have relationship with non-vascular plants. The various plant species share only five types of stomata and stoma-like pores. It is difficult to understand the exact affinities of epidermises without other macrofossil information.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
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    ABSTRACT: A new fossil species of Malloranga is referred to the Mallotus–Macaranga clade (Euphorbiaceae: Acalyphoideae) on the possession of broadly ovate, dentate leaves with a marginally attached, pulvinate petiole, pocket acrodomatia, 3–5 lateral primary veins, agrophic secondary veins, percurrent tertiary and quaternary venation, looped marginal venation, characteristic rounded, paired, basal extrafloral nectaries and disc-shaped, peltate glandular scales. The taxon includes previously reported ‘aff. Euphorbiaceae’ leaf impression material from the Lower Miocene of New Zealand and is here described as Malloranga dentata sp. nov. It is present in oil shale from the Nevis Valley and mudstone from Lauder, Manuherikia Valley; both palaeolacustrine deposits from the former Lake Manuherikia in what is now Central Otago, southern New Zealand.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology