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The oldest fossil mushroom

OPEN PloS one | 8 Jun 2017

SW Heads, AN Miller, JL Crane, MJ Thomas, DM Ruffatto, AS Methven, DB Raudabaugh and Y Wang
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.
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Bioerosion, São Paulo, Fortaleza, Jurassic, Brazil, Northeast Region, Brazil, Cretaceous, Recife
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