Lesleya iberiensis P.Correia, Sá, J.B.Murphy, Šimůnek et Flores

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000112

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:112

Authors: P. Correia, A. A. Sá, J. B. Murphy, Z. Šimůnek & D. Flores

Rank: species

Reference: Correia, P., Sá, A. A., Murphy, J. B., Šimůnek, Z. & Flores, D. (2016): Lesleya Lesquereux from the Pennsylvanian of the Iberian Massif: part of a dryland megaflora from the Variscan orogen, northwestern Portugal. – Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 53: 883–895.

Page of description: 888

Illustrations or figures: figs 5, 6

Types

Holotype UP-MHNFCP-094951, UP-MHNFCP-094952, UP-MHNFCP-094954, Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of the Porto (UP-MHNFCP), Porto, Portugal
Figures: fig. 5

Note: Holotype: Natural mold of a nearly complete, large leaf broken in three pieces (separately numbered as UP-MHNFCP-094951, -094952, and -094954) and preserved in grey shales.

Paratypes: The three paratypes also are natural molds of leaves preserved in grey shales (fig. 6): ZS 507 and ZS 508 are the lower parts of two different leaves, whereas ZS 510 is a nearly complete, but poorly preserved leaf.

Original protologue

Simple leaves, maximum dimensions about 225 mm long and 50 mm wide; margins strongly arched towards the leaf base; base long and narrow (cuneate); margin entire; midvein broad, 1.0–3.0 mm wide; lateral veins fork once or twice; lateral veins oblique, slightly curved (arched) with a 7°–15° angle at the midvein and 5°–35° angle on margin; 10–13 veins/cm on margin. See Table 1 for more detailed comparisons with other named congeners.

Etymology

The specific epithet refers to the discovery of this species in the Iberian Massif.

Stratigraphy

Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian, Gzhelian
Compressed dark grey, mica-rich shale lithofacies; TSU B2. Early Gzhelian or Late Pennsylvanian in age.

Locality

Portugal
Outcrops located in DCB, São Pedro da Cova region, northwestern Portugal

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood