Protopteris maletinensis Greguš et J.Kvaček in Greguš, Kvaček & Halamski

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000117


Authors: J. Greguš & J. Kvaček

Rank: species

Reference: Greguš, J., Kvaček, J. & Halamski, A. T. (2013): Revision of Protopteris and Oncopteris tree fern stem casts from the Late Cretaceous of Central Europe. – Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis 69(1–2): 69–83., link

Page of description: 74

Illustrations or figures: pl. 3, figs 1-4


Holotype 1878B/0006/7141, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Figures: pl. 3, figs 1–3

Original diagnosis/description

Stem cast covered by helically arranged leaf cushions bearing leaf scars. Each leaf scar includes one vascular bundle leaving a horseshoe shaped scar. Leaf scars with enlarged appendages forming pouchlike structure. Height / width ratio of leaf scars 0.4–0.7.


Derived from the name of the type locality – Starý Maletín.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian


Czech Republic
Starý Maletín

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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