This is the first reconstruction of the earliest known member of the  Nymphaeaceae  family,  Microvictoria svitkoana . It shares recognizable characters with the modern genus Victoria, which includes the giant Amazonian water lily. This newly described Cretaceous species,  M. svitkoana , is vastly smaller in scale than its extant counterpart,  V. amazonica .
  Protofageous  Turonian era (Cretaceous)  digital flower reconstruction  based on Scanning Electron Micrographs of Dept. of Plant Biology, Cornell University specimen stubs 269 and 322.
  Protofageous  Turonian era (Cretaceous)  digital flower reconstruction  based on Scanning Electron Micrographs of Dept. of Plant Biology, Cornell University specimen stubs 46, 324, and 740.
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