Erdtmanitheca texensis K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001902


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

Rank: species

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

Reference: Pedersen, K. R., Crane, P. R. & Friis, E. M. (1989): Pollen organs and seeds with Eucommiidites pollen. – Grana 28: 279–294.

Page of description: 281

Illustrations or figures: figs 1–3

Name is type for

Erdtmanitheca K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis 1989


Original diagnosis/description

Pollen organ borne on a broad stalk, with the central ellipsoidal core bearing about 300 elongated scales. Each scale bearing or containing several (>l0) long narrow pollen sacs. Pollen of Eucommiidites-type, elliptical in outline, length to width ratio typically 1.5-2 : 1.


From the state of Texas where the fossils were collected.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian
Woodbine Formation


United States
Arthurs Bluff, Lamar County, Texas

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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