Watsoniocladus valdensis (Seward) V.Sriniv.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002407

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2407

Author: V. Srinivasan

Rank: species

Basionym: Thuites valdensis Seward

Genus: Watsoniocladus V.Sriniv.

Reference: Srinivasan, V. (1995): Conifers from the Puddledock locality (Potomac Group, Early Cretaceous) in eastern North America. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 89(3–4): 257–286.

Page of description: 267

Previously published illustration or figures: Seward, A. C. (1895): Catalogue of the Mesozoic Plants in the Department of Geology, British Museum (Natural History). The Wealden Flora. Part II. – Gymnospermæ. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), London: 259 pp.


Holotype V.2138, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. 20, fig. 6

Original diagnosis/description

Branching opposite, leaves in whorls, adpressed to the stem, two in each whorl, keeled dorsally and with comparatively blunt apices.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous


United Kingdom
Ecclesbourne, Hastings

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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