Caniopteris ramosa W.B.K.Holmes et Ash

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000216


Authors: W.B. K. Holmes & S. R. Ash

Rank: species

Reference: Holmes, W.B. K. & Ash, S. R. (1979): An Early Triassic megafossil flora from the Lorne Basin, New South Wales. – Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 103(1978)(1): 47–70.

Page of description: 53

Illustrations or figures: fig. 4: 1–2


Holotype AMF 59428, AMF 59429, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
Figures: fig. 4: 1–2

Note: AMF 59429 is counterpart to AMF 59428

Original diagnosis/description

Bi- (?tri-) pinnate leaf ; penultimate segments pinnate-pinnatifid. Pinnae opposite, acutely triangular. Pinnules sub-opposite, oval, entire; imbricate near rachis but coalescing distally; a single vein entering each pinnule and forking several times.


Triassic, Lower Triassic
Horizon. Camden Head Claystone, Camden Haven Group, Late Early Triassic.


1695 in grey siltstone lens in sea cliffs at Grants Head, N.S.W.

loc. 1695 = Camden Head Claystone. In a lens of nodular grey siltstone in the sea cliffs at Grants Head. About 10 m below the Laurieton Conglomerate of the Camden Haven Group (Fig. 2) . G.R. 854034.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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