Zeugarocarpus adroagathus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002825

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2825

Authors: Q. Leng, J. Schönenberger & E. M. Friis

Rank: species

Genus: Zeugarocarpus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

Reference: Leng, Q., Schönenberger, J. & Friis, E. M. (2005): Late Cretaceous follicular fruits from southern Sweden with systematic affinities to early diverging eudicots. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 148(4): 377–407.

Page of description: 383

Illustrations or figures: figs 23–43

Name is type for

Zeugarocarpus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis 2005


Holotype S107034, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: figs 23, 24, 27, 28, 33, 34, 36, 39

Note: Holotype from sample GI32197.

Original diagnosis/description

Follicle surface with scattered trichome bases. Follicles with up to four mature seeds with large, conical and rugulate spines.


From Greek referring to the coarsely sculptured spines on the seed surface.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Late Santonian–Early Campanian


Höganäs AB quarry at Åsen, Scania

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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