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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001993


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 6, 9, 13


Holotype P0311, Geological Museum of Lisbon, Portugal
Figures: figs 6A, B, F, 9A–C, 13A–D

Note: Holotype from the sample Chicalhão 125.

Paratype: P0312 (sample Chicalhão 125).

Original diagnosis/description

Fruit almost spherical. Endotesta thick, stigmatic area distinct.


In honour of Jorge Manuel Leitão Dinis for his contribution to the Cretaceous geology of Portugal.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
late Aptian-early Albian, Famalicão Member of the Figueira da Foz Formation


Chicalhão opencast clay pit complex near Juncal (39° 35ʹ 34.8ʺ N 08° 54ʹ 19.2ʺ W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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