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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001992


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: 192

Illustrations or figures: figs 5, 8, 12


Holotype S174311, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: figs 5A, D–F, 12A–C

Note: Holotype from the sample Catefica 343.

Paratypes: S174039, S174159 (sample Catefica 49), S174310 (sample Catefica 154); S122089 (sample Catefica 342).

Original diagnosis/description

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


From crassus (Latin: thick, solid) for the thick endotesta.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
late Barremian-early Albian, Almargem Formation


Catefica (39° 03ʹ 30ʺ N, 09°14ʹ 30ʺ W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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