Alatampulla bartlettii E.L.Miner

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002813


Author: E. L. Miner

Rank: species

Original spelling: Bartlettii

Genus: Alatampulla E.L.Miner

Reference: Miner, E. L. (1935): Paleobotanical examinations of Cretaceous and Tertiary coals. – The American Midland Naturalist 16(4): 585–625., link

Page of description: 600

Illustrations or figures: pl. 18, fig. 20

Name is type for

Alatampulla E.L.Miner 1935


Syntype 15457, Museum of Palaeontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Figures: pl. 18, fig. 20

Note: 3 syntypes (from 2 localities) are mentioned by Miner (1935). He called them cotypes, but apparently distinguished between cotype(s) and holotype. The figured cotype (from Amisut) is numbered as "Slide No. 15457".

Original diagnosis/description

Winged seeds, elliptical, .6–1.1 mm. wide, 1.3–2.3 mm. long; wing .1 mm. in width, slightly narrower at the apex and wider at the base; nucular cavity vase-shaped, .4–.6 mm. wide, 1–1.6 mm. long; surface smooth.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous


(1) Amisut, east coast of Disko Island, Greenland
(2) Skansen, east coast of Disko Island, Greenland; 2 miles inland at an altitude of 140 meter

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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