Canrightiopsis intermedia E.M.Friis, G.W.Grimm, M.M.Mendes et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001991


Authors: E. M. Friis, G. W. Grimm, M. M. Mendes & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: species

Genus: Canrightiopsis E.M.Friis, G.W.Grimm, M.M.Mendes et K.R.Pedersen

Reference: Friis, E. M., Grimm, G. W., Mendes, M. M. & Pedersen, K. R. (2015): Canrightiopsis, a new Early Cretaceous fossil with Clavatipollenites-type pollen bridge the gap between extinct Canrightia and extant Chloranthaceae. – Grana 54(3): 184–212.

Page of description: 189

Illustrations or figures: figs 1–4, 7, 10, 11

Name is type for

Canrightiopsis E.M.Friis, G.W.Grimm, M.M.Mendes et K.R.Pedersen 2015


Holotype S174033, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: figs 1A–I, 11A–C.

Note: Holotype from the sample Famalicão 25.

Paratypes: S107700–S107708, S174004–S174006, S174016–S174028; S174107, S174108, S174148, S174150–S174158, S174364–S174368 (sample Famalicão 25). Totally, about 50 specimens, several specimens stored in slide boxes under the same number.

Original diagnosis/description

Fruit elliptical to ovate. Endotesta moderately thick. Stigmatic area only slightly raised.


From inter and medium (Latin: between and middle) to indicate an intermediate form between fossil Canrightia and extant Chloranthus.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous, Aptian
below the Calvaria Member of the Figueira da Foz Formation


Famalicão (39° 42ʹ 16ʺ N; 08° 46’ 12ʺ W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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