Kidstoniopteris Frojdová, Pšenička, Bek et C.J.Cleal

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000114


Authors: J. Frojdová, J. Pšenička, J. Bek & C. J. Cleal

Rank: genus

Reference: Frojdová, J., Pšenička, J., Bek, J. & Cleal, C. J. (2017): Revision of the Pennsylvanian fern Boweria Kidston and the establishment of the new genus Kidstoniopteris. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 236: 33–58.

Page of description: 48


Kidstoniopteris minor (Kidst.) Frojdová, Pšenička, Bek et C.J.Cleal

Original diagnosis/description

Rachis system more than the fourth order; aphlebiae developed; pinnules “sphenopteroid”, laminar or deeply laminar lobate; sporangia leptosporangiate, solitary or grouped, free,marginal; annulus lateral of semi-equatorial type; stomium; rounded apical cell; ordinary cells; trilete circular to triangular microspores with laevigate, microgranulate to granulate sculpture.


In honour of the famous palaeobotanist Robert Kidston, who in more than 180 scientific papers laid the foundation for a modern taxonomy and palaeobiology of extinct ferns.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Kidstoniopteris minor (Kidst.) Frojdová, Pšenička, Bek et C.J.Cleal 2017


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