Singpuria kapgatei Ramteke, Manchester et Nagrale in Ramteke, Manchester, Nagrale & Smith

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001779

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1779

Authors: D. D. Ramteke, S. R. Manchester & V. D. Nagrale

Rank: species

Genus: Singpuria Ramteke, Manchester et Nagrale in Ramteke, Manchester, Nagrale & Smith

Reference: Ramteke, D. D., Manchester, S. R., Nagrale, V. D. & Smith, S. Y. (2020): Singpuria, A new genus of Eudicot flower from the Latest Cretaceous Deccan Intertrappean Beds of India. – Acta Palaeobotanica 60(2): 323–332.

Page of description: 325

Illustrations or figures: pls 1, 2

Name is type taxon for

Singpuria Ramteke, Manchester et Nagrale in Ramteke, Manchester, Nagrale & Smith 2020

Types

Original protologue

Flower bisexual, actinomorphic, perianth in two whorls, petals imbricate, merosity estimated at 5, imbricate, sepals imbricate, number uncertain. Androecium of 9 stamens with basally bifurcate filaments and 18 anthers. Anthers tetrasporangiate, dithecal, basifixed, opening by longitudinal slits. Each anther of the outer whorl connected by a bifurcate filament to an anther of the inner whorl. Pollen tricolporate, prolate, psilate by light microscopy, finely punctate by SEM. Gynoecium pentacarpellate; style pentagonal in cross section, ovary circular in cross section, with 10 radial ribs in the upper half.

Etymology

The specific epithet honors Prof. Dashrath K. Kapgate whose research and mentorship have greatly improved our knowledge of the Deccan Intertrappean flora.

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
Late Maastrichtian

Locality

India
Singpur, Madhya Pradesh

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood