Diplopora decastroi Di Stefano et Senowb.-Dar.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002740

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2740

Authors: P. Di Stefano & B. Senowbari-Daryan

Rank: species

Reference: Di Stefano, P. & Senowbari-Daryan, B. (1985): Upper Triassic Dasycladales (green algae) from the Palermo Mountains (Sicily, Italy). – Geologica Romana 24: 189–220., link

Page of description: 198

Illustrations or figures: pl. 5, figs 1–6, pl. 6, figs 1–5, pl. 7, fig. 5a


Holotype P.11.3, Museum of Geology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Figures: pl. 5, figs 1–2

Note: Holotype is thin-section.
Holotype is from Coll. A 57.

Original diagnosis/description

Simple, cylindrical thallus, without annulation. Cylindrical central stem. Branches of only one order enlarged in their central! zone with a metaspondile arrangement. Calcified cysts filling up the central stem.


The new species is dedicated to Prof. Piero De Castro, Institut of Palentology of Neaples for his contribution to the knowledge of Dasycladaceans.


Triassic, Upper Triassic, Norian
Reefoid limestones


Monte Pellegrino, Palermo Mountains, Sicily

Plant fossil remain

algae - other


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