Lobospermum stampanonii E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002851

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2851

Authors: E. M. Friis, K. R. Pedersen & P. R. Crane

Rank: species

Genus: Lobospermum E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane

Reference: Friis, E. M., Pedersen, K. R. & Crane, P. R. (2009): Early Cretaceous mesofossils from Portugal and eastern North America related to the Bennettitales-Erdtmanithecales-Gnetales group. – American Journal of Botany 96(1): 252–283.

Page of description: 259

Illustrations or figures: figs 29–44

Name is type for

Lobospermum E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane 2009


Holotype PP53375, Paleobotanical Collections, Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Figures: figs 29–33, 37–44

Note: Holotype from sample Puddledock 082.

Paratype: PP53376 from sample Puddledock 082.

Original diagnosis/description

As for the genus with the following additions. Outer surface of seed almost smooth. Cells of outer sclerenchyma layer of seed envelope equiaxial in transverse section.


In honor of Marco Stampanoni for his contribution to the development of X-ray microtomography in paleontology.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Basal part of Subzone IIB, Potomac Group; early or middle Albian


United States
Puddledock, Tarmac Lone Star Industries sand and gravel pit, south of Richmond and east of the Appomattox River, Prince George County, Virginia (37°15′45″N, 77°22′25″W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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