Eydeia vancouverensis B.A.Atk., Stockey et G.W.Rothwell

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001679

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1679

Authors: B. A. Atkinson, R. A. Stockey & G. W. Rothwell

Rank: species

Genus: Eydeia Stockey, H.Nishida et B.A.Atk.

Reference: Atkinson, B. A., Stockey, R. A. & Rothwell, G. W. (2017): Tracking the initial diversification of asterids: anatomically preserved cornalean fruits from the early Coniacian (Late Cretaceous) of western North America. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 179(on–line): 21–35., link

Page of description: 24

Illustrations or figures: figs 1, 2


Holotype F-55442, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Condon Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Figures: figs 1E, 2C, 2D

Note: Paratypes: F-554432F-55472 (Condon Museum); P13527 C bot, D bot, D top, G top, H top a, H top b; P14345 C bot, E top; P14460 E top, F bot, G top; P14462 B bot, C bot, C top, D top, E top; P14464 C bot, D top, E top; P14470 E top; P14489 B top; P15037 A bot (University of Alberta Paleobotanical Collections).

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarps ovoid, at least 6.0 mm long, 3.0 mm in diameter; three- to five-loculate. Apex acuminate. One to two longitudinal ridges along external surface of germination valves. Outer periphery of septa forming longitudinally elongate ribs. Valves, septa, and central axis with elongate and isodiametric sclereids. Locule lining one row of cells with slightly thickened walls and narrow lumens. Seed coat one cell layer thick.


The specific epithet refers to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where the fossils were recovered.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Comox Formation, early Coniacian, Late Cretaceous (∼89 Ma)


Eden Main: The Quarry (lat. 49°49ʹ52.04'' N, long. 125°25ʹ10.41''W), Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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