Serialis tenuitesta E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000128

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:128

Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: species

Genus: Serialis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2019): Extinct Diversity among Early Cretaceous Angiosperms: Mesofossil Evidence of Early Magnoliales from Portugal. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 180(2): 93–127.

Page of description: 104

Illustrations or figures: figs 8, 9

Types

Original protologue

As for the genus with the following additions: Fruit elongate elliptical in lateral view. Surface of fruit smooth. Stigma restricted. Seeds three. Endotesta and mesotesta of approximately the same thickness. Mesotesta one cell layer thick; cells short, cubic with thick anticlinal cell walls, evenly thickened from inside to outside; anticlinal walls not undulate; inner surface of anticlinal walls rough. Endoreticulate infillings of endotesta cells dense. Endotesta without interspersed cavities. Ovular vascular bundle in testa between mesotesta and endotesta. Testa surrounding micropyle not swollen. Outer epidermis of tegmen with narrow, elongate, thin-walled cells.

Etymology

From the thin testa (Latin tenui [thin, slender] and testa [outer seed coat]).

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Early Cretaceous below the Figueira da Foz Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Aptian–early Albian or older)

Locality

Portugal
Famalicão (lat. 39°42′16″N, long. 8°46′12″W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood