Wagneropteris Álvarez-Vázq. et C.J.Cleal

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000149

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:149

Authors: C. Álvarez-Vázquez & C. J. Cleal

Rank: genus

Reference: Álvarez-Vázquez, C. & Cleal, C. J. (2016): Wagneropteris minima, a new medullosalean pteridosperm from the middle Westphalian (Middle Pennsylvanian) of the Peñarroya-Belmez-Espiel Coalfield(Córdoba province, SE. Spain).Spanish Journal of Palaeontology 31(1): 5–24.

Page of description: 7


Wagneropteris minima Álvarez-Vázq. et C.J.Cleal

Original diagnosis/description

At least tripinnate fronds, with subperpendicularly inserted pinnae characterised by intercalary pinnules on penultimate rachises and imparinnate last order pinnae. Pinnules small, ovoid to subrectangular, commonly attached by a short, broad stalk. First anadromous and catadromous pinnules of last order pinnae of more reduced size, allowing space for intercalary pinnules on the penultimate rachis; anadromous pinnules orbicular; catadromous ovoid and similar to the standard laterals, but shorter, with half their length.


Named after Robert H. Wagner, in recognition of his contribution to Carboniferous palaeobotany and stratigraphy, and Spanish Carboniferous geology in particular.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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