Scandianthus costatus E.M.Friis et Skarby

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002044


Authors: E. M. Friis & A. Skarby

Rank: species

Genus: Scandianthus E.M.Friis et Skarby

Reference: Friis, E. M. & Skarby, A. (1982): Scandianthus gen. nov., Angiosperm Flowers of Saxifragalean Affinity from the Upper Cretaceous of Southern Sweden. – Annals of Botany 50(5): 569–583., link

Page of description: 570

Illustrations or figures: figs la–h, 2a–f, 3a, c–e, h–i

Name is type for

Scandianthus E.M.Friis et Skarby 1982


Holotype SEM-142(1)
Figures: fig. 1a

Note: Holotype from the sample 1994.

Repository not specified.

The number 1 in parenthesis in specimen number was written in lower index in the original paper.

Original diagnosis/description

Bracteoles narrow, shorter than ovary. Sepals triangular; petals ligulate, slightly longer than sepals. Anthers dorsifixed, introrse with longitudinal dehiscence; pollen grains small, tricolporate and tectate. Ovary urceolate with ten prominent longitudinal ridges.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Fluviatile sequence resting on weathered bedrock and partly overlain by Campanian greensands (Upper Santonian or Lower Campanian)


Höganäs AB's quarry at Åsen (56 ° 9′ N, 14° 30′ E)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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