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5thvoice t1_j7o08q6 wrote

We've had examples of much older (~130 mya) flowering plants for decades now. This discovery is specifically about lamiids, which only make up an (admittedly very large) portion of modern flowering plant species.


Cleistheknees t1_j7o11id wrote

That is correct. The second “flowering plants” was a typo on my part, and should have been asterids. That said, I could still certainly be outdated on my understanding of the advent of asterids. To my knowledge the oldest specimens are dated to the Coniacian.