Sydneia manleyi Pšenička, Bek, Zodrow, Cleal et A.R.Hemsley

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000001

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1

Authors: J. Pšenička, J. Bek, E. L. Zodrow, C. J. Cleal & A. R. Hemsley

Rank: species

Reference: Pšenička, J., Bek, J., Zodrow, E. L., Cleal, C. J. & Hemsley, A. R. (2003): A new late Westphalian fossil marattialean fern from Nova Scotia. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 142: 199–212.

Page of description: 209

Illustrations or figures: figs 2–31

Name is type taxon for

Sydneia Pšenička, Bek, Zodrow, Cleal et A.R.Hemsley 2003

Types

Holotype 989GF-275 + 989GF-276, Palaeobotanical Collections, University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Figures: figs 2–31

Note: The hand specimen and all associated preparations from it are stored in the Palaeobotanical Collections, University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova
Scotia, Canada.

Paratype 989GF-274, Palaeobotanical Collections, University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Original protologue

Synangia attached to club-shaped distal region of pinnule lobes. Synangia 2.0–2.5 mm long, 1 mm wide, and composed of 20–30 sporangia. Sporangia 0.5–0.8 mm long, 0.3 mm wide, and have an obtuse apex. Monolete and trilete spores, ovoid to spherical, 16–39 mm in size, with a laevigate, scabrate or microspinate exine that is from 1 to 4 mm thick.

Etymology

Named after Dr Stephen Manley, former Dean of the School of Science and Technology, the University College of Cape Breton, for his support of the experimental geological sciences.

Stratigraphy

Carboniferous
roof rocks of the Stubbart coal seam (upper Westphalian D)

Locality

Canada
Prince Mine, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood