Anacostia teixeirae E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001974


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

Rank: species

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

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (1997): Anacostia, a new basal angiosperm from the Early Cretaceous of North America and Portugal with trichotomocolpate/monocolpate pollen. – Grana 36: 225–244.

Page of description: 236

Illustrations or figures: fig. 9


Holotype S105060, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: fig. 9A, H

Note: Holotype from sample Portugal 25 Famalicão.

Original diagnosis/description

Fruiting units elliptical in outline, with a slightly or strongly convex ventral margin; collapsed fruit wall typically not forming a wing-like rim around the seed. Epidermal cells offrait wall weakly papillate or non-papillate. Seed almost circular in outline, with micropylar area forming a short curved extension pointing towards the ventral margin. Cells of the outer layer of the seed wall cuboid, with small, angular lumina.


In honour of C. Teixeira for his contribution to knowledge of the Portuguese Cretaceous floras.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
"Complexos gresosos de Nazaré e de Cós-Junca" (Barremian or Aptian?)


Famalicão, clay pit in the eastern outskirts of the village Famalicão, about 5 km SSE of Leiria, Beira Litoral

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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