Albertarum pueri Bogner, G.L.Hoffman et Aulenback

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001878


Authors: J. Bogner, G. L. Hoffman & K. R. Aulenback

Rank: species

Genus: Albertarum Bogner, G.L.Hoffman et Aulenback

Reference: Bogner, J., Hoffman, G. L. & Aulenback, K. R. (2005): A fossilized aroid infructescence, Albertarum pueri gen.nov. et sp.nov., of Late Cretaceous (Late Campanian) age from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of southern Alberta, Canada. – Canadian Journal of Botany 83(6): 591–598.

Page of description: 592

Illustrations or figures: figs 2–7

Name is type for

Albertarum Bogner, G.L.Hoffman et Aulenback 2005


Holotype TMP.2001.51.01, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Alberta, Canada
Figures: figs 2-7

Original diagnosis/description

Albertarum pueri a genere extanti Symplocarpo, flore 6 tepalis instructo, gynoecii ovario 3-loculare, loculis uniovulatis, ovulo anatropo, semine ellipsoideo, testa crassa et costata, raphe distincta differt.


The specific epithet honours the finder, an unknown boy who visited the collecting site.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Campanian
Latest Campanian
Lower Horseshoe Canyon Formation between Coal Zones 7 and 8


Drumheller, Alberta
Red Deer River valley near Drumheller, at the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s 2001 Day Digs Site, located at 51°28′33.7′′N, 112°45′43.4′′W (12U0377631, UTM 5704236 accuracy ± 8 m; Dominion Land Survey SW1/4-2-16-29-20-W4M)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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