Williamsonia eskensis McLoughlin, C.Pott et Sobbe

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000245

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:245

Authors: S. McLoughlin, C. Pott & I. H. Sobbe

Rank: species

Reference: McLoughlin, S., Pott, C. & Sobbe, I. H. (2018): The diversity of Australian Mesozoic bennettitopsid reproductive organs. – Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 98(1): 71–95.

Page of description: 76

Illustrations or figures: fig. 2a


Holotype QMF58844, Queensland Museum, Australia
Figures: fig. 2a

Original diagnosis/description

Small Williamsonia composed of a whorl of c. 20 basally fused linear, entire-margined bracts arranged in an oblong perianth with short longitudinally aligned hairs on the adaxial surface; base abruptly truncate.


After the type formation.


Triassic, Middle Triassic
Esk Formation; Anisian–Ladinian


Paddys Gully, near the Coominya turnoff from the Brisbane Valley Highway near Esk, southeast Queensland

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood



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