Funding for this research was provided by:
Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB26000000, XDB310301)
Basic Project of the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy (20192101)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31570223, 41790454, 31770231, 31470315)
Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s International Fellowship Initiative (2018VBA0016)
Received: 27 January 2019
Accepted: 15 August 2019
First Online: 13 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The fossil materials of <i>Mesocyparis sinica</i> used in this study were collected by Prof. Yu-Fei Wang in Jiayin County, Heilongjiang, China. According to both national and local guidelines, there’re no specific permissions required for collecting and using the fossils in the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.