Xin Wang
Prof. Xin Wang

Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, China

Research Professor





2004 Ph.D., palaeontology, University of Florida, USA

1993 M.S., botany, Institute of Botany, China

1990 B.S., stratigraphy and palaeontology, Peking University, China


Publications (Selected)

  1. 2015. Wang X. The megafossil record of early angiosperms in China since 1930s. Historical Biology 27:398-404.
  2. 2014. Wang, X., Liu, W., Du, K., He, X. and Jin, J. Ultrastructure of chloroplasts in fossil Nelumbo from the Eocene of Hainan Island, South China. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 10:2259-2264.
  3. 2014. Heinrichs J., Wang X., Ignatov M.S. and Krings M. A Jurassic moss from Northeast China with preserved sporophytes. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 204: 50-55.
  4. 2013. Li N, Deng H-X, Zhang W-H, Du K-H, Wang X. The impact of high temperature on living Plant cytoplasm. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 52:484-491.
  5. 2013. Wang X, Luo B. Mechanical pressure, not genes, makes ovulate parts leaf-like in Cycas. American Journal of Plant Sciences 4(12A):53-57.
  6. 2013. Han G, Fu X, Liu Z-J, Wang X. A new angiosperm genus from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation, Western Liaoning, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 87, 916-925
  7. 2012. Wang X, Zheng X-T. Reconsiderations on two characters of early angiosperm Archaefructus. Palaeoworld 21: 193-201
  8. 2012. Tanner LH, Wang X, Morabito AC. Fossil charcoal from the Middle Jurassic of the Ordos Basin, China and its paleoatmospheric implications. Geoscience Frontiers 3: 493-502
  9. 2011. Wang, X., Han, G. The earliest ascidiate carpel and its implications for angiosperm evolution. Acta Geologica Sinica 85:998-1002.
  10. Wang, X., Yuan, X., Zhou, C., Du, K., and Gong, M. (2011). Anatomy and plant affinity of Chuaria. Chinese Science Bulletin 56, 1256-1261.
  11. Wang, X., Liu, W., and Du, K. (2011). Palaeontological evidence of membrane relationship in step-by-step membrane fusion. Molecular Membrane Biology 28, 115-122.
  12. Wang, X., and Han, G. (2011). The earliest ascidiate carpel and its implications for angiosperm evolution. Acta Geologica Sinica 85, 998-1002.
  13. Wang, X., Zheng, S.L., and Jin, J.H. (2010). Structure and relationships of Problematospermum, an enigmatic seed from the Jurassic of China. International Journal of Plant Sciences 171, 447-456.
  14. Wang, X., and Zheng, S.L. (2010). Whole fossil plants of Ephedra and their implications on the morphology, ecology and evolution of Ephedraceae (Gnetales). Chinese Science Bulletin 55, 1511-1519.
  15. Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Du, K., and Fang, X. (2010). Atomic force microscope observation on ultrastructures in plant cells. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 10, 6624-6628.
  16. Wang, X., and Wang, S. (2010). Xingxueanthus: an enigmatic Jurassic seed plant and its implications for the origin of angiospermy. Acta Geologica Sinica 84, 47-55.
  17. Wang, X., Krings, M., and Taylor, T.N. (2010). A thalloid organism with possible lichen affinity from the Jurassic of northeastern China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 162, 567--574.
  18. Wang, X., Du, K., Yi, T., and Jin, J. (2010). Cytoplasmic remains in an Eocene fossil stem. IAWA Journal 31, 363-367.
  19. Wang, X. (2010). The dawn angiosperms, (Heidelberg: Springer).
  20. Wang, X. (2010). Axial nature of cupule-bearing organ in Caytoniales. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 48, 207-214.
  21. Wang, X. (2010). Schmeissneria: An angiosperm from the Early Jurassic. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 48, 226-235.
  22. Wang, X., and Zheng, S. (2009). The earliest normal flower from Liaoning Province, China. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 51, 800-811.
  23. Wang, X., Li, N., Wang, Y., and Zheng, S. (2009). The discovery of whole-plant fossil cycad from the Upper Triassic in western Liaoning and its significance. Chinese Science Bulletin 54, 3116-3119.
  24. Wang, X. (2009). New fossils and new hope for the origin of angiosperms. In Evolutionary Biology: concept, modeling and application, P. Pontarotti, ed. (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), pp. 51-70.
  25. Wang, X., Yu, J., and Fang, X. (2008). An AFM observation on fossil cytoplasm. Acta Geologica Sinica, English version 82, 1141-1145.
  26. Wang, X., Dilcher, D.L., Lott, T., and Li, Y. (2008). Parapodocarpus gen. nov. and its implications for interpreting the ovulate organ in the Podocarpaceae. Geophytology 37, 1-8.
  27. Wang, X. (2008). Mesofossils with platanaceous affinity from the Dakota Formation (Cretaceous) in Kansas, USA. Palaeoworld 17, 246-252.
  28. Wang, X., Liu, W., Cui, J., and Du, K. (2007). Palaeontological evidence for membrane fusion between a unit membrane and a half-unit membrane. Molecular Membrane Biology 24, 496-506.
  29. Wang, X., Duan, S., Geng, B., Cui, J., and Yang, Y. (2007). Schmeissneria: A missing link to angiosperms? BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 14.
  30. Wang, X., and Cui, J. (2007). The first observation on plant cell fossils in China. Acta Geologica Sinica 81, 16-22.
  31. Wang, X. (2007). High temperature as a mechanism for plant cytoplasm preservation in fossils. Acta Geologica Sinica 81, 183-193.
  32. Wang, X., Li, N., and Cui, J. (2006). Jurastrobus chenii gen. et sp. nov., a cycadalean pollen cone connected with vegetative parts from Inner Mongolia, China. Progress in Natural Science 16, 213-221.
  33. Wang, X. (2004). Plant cytoplasm preserved by lightning. Tissue & Cell 36, 351-360.