About the Authors

Jin-Feng Li

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Insititue of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Idelisi Abuduresule

Affiliation Xinjiang Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute, Urumchi, China

Francis M. Hueber

Affiliation Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Wen-Ying Li

Affiliation Xinjiang Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute, Urumchi, China

Xin-Jun Hu

Affiliation Xinjiang Cultural Relics and Archaeology Institute, Urumchi, China

Yue-Zhuo Li

Affiliation Sanya Museum of Natural History, Sanya, China

Cheng-Sen Li

lics@ibcas.ac.cn

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Insititue of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JFL CSL IA. Performed the experiments: JFL. Analyzed the data: JFL FMH WYL XJH YZL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IA WYL CSL. Wrote the manuscript: JFL CSL.