Limnobiophyllum scutatum (Dawson) Krassilov

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001951

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1951

Authors: V. A. Krassilov

Rank: species

Basionym: Lemna (Spirodela) scutata Dawson

Genus: Limnobiophyllum Krassilov

Reference: Krassilov, V. A. (1973): Cuticular structure of Cretaceous angiosperms from the Far East of the USSR. – Palaeontographica, Abt. B 142(4–6): 105–116., link

Page of description: 110

Other combinations

Spirodela scutata (Dawson) E.W.Berry 1935

Types

Syntype
Figures: pl. 16, figs 5, 6

Note: At least two figured speimens were included in his new species by Dawson (1875: Rept. Geol. Res. 49th Parallel, p. 329).

Bell (1949: Bull. Geol. Surv. Canada, 13: pl. 63, fig. 1) figured one specimen (no. 5456b, Geological Survey, Canada) determined as Dawson's syntype.

Lectotype 5456b, Geological Survey, Canada
designated in Kvaček, Z. (1995): Limnobiophyllum Krassilov – a fossil link between the Araceae and the Lemnaceae. – Aquatic Bot. 50: 49–61. on page 51
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001952
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1952
Previously published illustration or figures: pl. 63, fig. 1 in Bell, W. A. (1949): Uppermost Cretaceous and Paleocene floras of western Alberta. – Bull. Geol. Surv. Canada 13: 1–231.

Original protologue

Fronds round kidney-form, entire or slightly undulate at the edges, sometimes an inch in diameter, single or grouped. Roots numerous, filiform, proceeding from a round spot near the notch of the frond.

Stratigraphy

Paleogene, Paleocene
Ravenscrag Formation

Berry (1935: Mem. Geol. Surv. Canada, 182: 23) stated that "...and I suspect came from the Paskapoo formation". But Bell (1949: Bull. Geol. Surv. Canada, 13: 82) specified for the specimen, that was later designated as lectotype "Ravenscrag formation".

Locality

Canada
Badlands south of Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

Berry (1935: Mem. Geol. Surv. Canada, 182: 23) stated that "This species was described from the "Badlands south of Woody Mountain, Alberta,'' and...". But Bell (1949: Bull. Geol. Surv. Canada, 13: 82) specified for the specimen, that was later designated as lectotype "Saskatchewan, locality 4095".