Rochipteris lacerata (E.Arber) R.Herbst, A.Tronc. et Gnaed.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002361


Authors: R. Herbst, A. Troncoso & S. C. Gnaedinger

Rank: species

Basionym: Chiropteris lacerata E.Arber

Genus: Rochipteris R.Herbst, A.Tronc. et Gnaed.

Reference: Herbst, R., Troncoso, A. & Gnaedinger, S. C. (2001): Rochipteris nov. gen., hojas incertae sedis (= Chiropteris pro parte) del Triásico Superior de Argentina y Chile. – Ameghiniana 38(3): 257–269., link

Page of description: 263

Illustrations or figures: Figs 2.A-G and 8.A-C


Holotype , Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. 8, fig. 6

Note: Only one specimen is assigned to this new species by Arber (1913).

Repository according to Arber (1917: New Zealand Geol. Surv. Paleontol. Bull., 6: 28).

Holotype refigured by Arber (1917: New Zealand Geol. Surv. Paleontol. Bull., 6: pl. 3, fig. 87).

Original diagnosis/description

There is a new species of Chiropteris (Plate 8, fig. 6), the distal margin of which is lacerated, and which I propose to name C. lacerata sp. nova.

Emended diagnosis

Arber (1917: New Zealand Geol. Surv. Paleontol. Bull., 6: 27):
Leaf cuneate, exceeding 5 cm. in length and 3 cm. in breadth; apex deeply toothed, teeth fairly broad; veins fine, close, frequently anastomosing.


Triassic, Upper Triassic, Rhaetian
Arber (1913) mentioned Rhneto-Jurassic age, Arber (1917) Rhaetic only for this flora.


New Zealand
Mount Potts

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood



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