Anomozamites villosus C.Pott, McLoughlin, S.Q.Wu et E.M.Friis
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000002
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2
Reference: Pott, C., McLoughlin, S., Wu, S. & Friis, E. M. (2012): Trichomes on the leaves of Anomozamites villosus sp. nov. (Bennettitales) from the Daohugou beds (Middle Jurassic), Inner Mongolia, China: mechanical defense against herbivorous arthropods? – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 169: 48–60.
Page of description: 50
Illustrations or figures: pls I-IV
Holotype B0169B, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Figures: pl. I, fig. 1
Note: counterpart of holotype: B0169A (pl. I, fig. 2)
Petiolate leaves, abscised as a whole, regularly segmented, narrow and linear to lanceolate in gross outline, lacking an apical leaflet. Leaflets opposite to alternate and densely arranged, inserted laterally on the rachis at almost 90°, entirely free to the base, falcate to quadrate; apices bluntly rounded; bases slightly contracted. Several fine veins entering the leaflets, bifurcating close to the rachis and then traversing the leaflet perpendicular to the rachis. Margins and abaxial side of the rachis densely covered with long, stiff hairs; abaxial leaflet surface densely covered with soft, shaggy hairs.
From Latin villosus (shaggy, hairy).
Jurassic, Middle Jurassic
Daohugou beds (lower Tiaojishan or upper Jiulongshan Formation), probably late Middle Jurassic
Daohugou Village, Shantou Township, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia (41°18 N, 119°13 E).
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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