Spanomera mauldinensis Drinnan, P.R.Crane, E.M.Friis et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002841
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2841
Genus: Spanomera Drinnan, P.R.Crane, E.M.Friis et K.R.Pedersen
Reference: Drinnan, A. N., Crane, P. R., Friis, E. M. & Pedersen, K. R. (1991): Angiosperm flowers and tricolpate pollen of buxaceous affinity from the Potomac Group (mid-Cretaceous) of eastern North America. – American Journal of Botany 78(2): 153–176., link
Page of description: 155
Illustrations or figures: figs 1–40
Name is type for
Holotype PP35244, Paleobotanical Collections, Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Figures: figs 4, 5
Staminate flowers typically consisting of five tepals and five stamens. Anthers containing tricolpate, semitectate pollen with fine, closely spaced muri, resulting in a finely striate-rugulate sculpture. Muri parallel-sided in cross section, frequently acute in the upper part.
From the type locality.
Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian
Elk Neck beds, Potomac Group; Palynological Zone III, early Cenomanian
Mauldin Mountain, north-eastern Maryland (39°29′15″N, 75°59′44″W)
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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