Bicatia costata E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002867
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2867
Genus: Bicatia E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane
Reference: Friis, E. M., Pedersen, K. R. & Crane, P. R. (2014): Welwitschioid diversity in the Early Cretaceous: evidence from fossil seeds with pollen from Portugal and eastern North America. – Grana 53(online)(3): 175–196.
Page of description: 181
Illustrations or figures: figs 1–4
Name is type for
Holotype S174086, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: figs 1A, H, 4B, D
Note: Holotype from sample Juncal 70.
Paratypes: S172654, S174087–S174091, S174260–S174283, S174293 (sample Juncal 70; in total 276 specimens); S174259, S174298 (sample Juncal 71; in total three specimens); S174306 (sample Juncal 64; one specimen).
As for the genus with the following additions: Seed envelope elliptical to ovate in outline with a pointed apical protrusion and a slightly concave base. Lateral wings narrow, of almost the same width from base to apex. Surface of seed envelope rugose with irregular transversely oriented ridges. Cells of outer epidermis of the seed envelope longitudinally aligned; narrowly elongate over the midrib, shorter laterally with small circular thickenings along the cell walls.
From the ribbed surface of the seed envelope.
Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Famalicão Member, Figueira da Foz Formation (late Aptian–early Albian)
clay pit close to the village of Juncal (39° 35′ 42″ N; 08° 54′ 00″ W)
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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