GREEN PLANT PHYLOGENY RESEARCH COORDINATION GROUP
TABLE 1 - Last update 8/15/96
DATA AVAILABILITY MATRIX FOSSIL 'BRYOPHYTES' AND BASAL VASCULAR PLANTS
This table originally compiled by P. R. Crane, J. A. Doyle, P. Gensel, W. Hahn, P. Kenrick, R. Olmstead, K. Pryer, A. Smith, D. Soltis, E. A. Zimmer
at the 1995 Berkeley meeting of the GPPRCG and modified based on broader input at the 1996 Seatttle meeting

q possibly very incomplete; + information; - no information; ?AP questionable association of parts (for fossils)
 
Taxon - fossils indicated # 
Priority
clade represented 
sporophyte vegetative morphology
sporophyte vegetative anatomy
sporangia
/seeds
spores
gametophyte
sperm 
ultrastruct.
rbcL
atpB
18S
other genes
comments
EMBRYOPHYTES 
'Bryophytes'
#Naiadita lanceolata
2
fossil liverwort
+
+
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
more material available
#Sporogonites exuberans 
1
possible early moss
+
+
+
+
?
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Steganotheca striata 
3
possible early moss
+
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Protosalvinia (?)
2
incertae sedis
+
-
-
+
status unkn.
-
-
-
-
-
-
Stem-group tracheophytes 
#Horneophyton lignieri
1
rhyniophytes
+
+
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
more material available
#Aglaophyton major
1
rhyniophytes
+
+
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
more material available
#Caia langii 
2
rhyniophytes
+ q
-
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Tortilicaulis transwalliensis 
2
rhyniophytes
+ q
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
TRACHEOPHYTES 
'Basal' vascular plants 
#Rhynia gwynne-vaughanii 
2
rhyniophytes
+
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
more material available
#Huvenia kleui 
1
rhyniophytes
+
+
+
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
more material available
#Stockmansella langii 
2
rhyniophytes
+
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
more material available
#Cooksonia pertoni 
1
rhyniophytes
+ q
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Cooksonia hemisphaerica 
3
rhyniophytes
+ q
-
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Cooksonia caledonica 
2
rhyniophytes
+ q
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Cooksonia cambrensis 
2
rhyniophytes
+ q
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Uskiella spargens 
2
rhyniophytes
+
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Yunia dichotoma
2
rhyniophytes
?AP
?AP
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Dutoitea pulchra
3
rhyniophytes
+ q
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Eogaspesiea gracilis
2
rhyniophytes
?AP
+ q
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#Sartilmania jabachensis 
2
rhyniophytes
+
-
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-