Cupressinanthus klebsii Sadowski, A.R.Schmidt et L.Kunzmann

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002636


Authors: E. M. Sadowski, A. R. Schmidt & L. Kunzmann

Rank: species

Genus: Cupressinanthus Casp. in Caspary & Klebs

Reference: Sadowski, E. M., Schmidt, A. R. & Kunzmann, L. (2022): The hyperdiverse conifer flora of the Baltic amber forest. – Palaeontographica, Abt. B 304(1–4): 1–148.

Page of description: 115


Holotype MB.Pb.1979/0513, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
Figures: Text-fig. 59

Original diagnosis/description

Scutellum trullate to almost triangular-shaped with acute-obtuse apex. The margin of scutellum is pectinate and irregularly lobed. 3–5 oblate-shaped microsporangia per microsporophyll.


The species epithet honours Richard Klebs (1850–1911) and his meticulous work on coniferous plant inclusions from Baltic amber.


Paleogene, Eocene, Priabonian
Most likely from the "Blue Earth" layer, late Priabonian.


Russian Federation
The holotype comes from the Berendt collection of Baltic Amber, most probably Samland Peninsula, Russia, but the precise locality of the holotype is unknown.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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