Emphanisporites genselae C.H.Wellman

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000288

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:288

Author: C. H. Wellman

Rank: species

Reference: Wellman, C. H. (2018): The classic Lower Devonian plant-bearing deposits of northern New Brunswick, eastern Canada: Dispersed spore taxonomy and biostratigraphy. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 249: 24–49.

Page of description: 26

Illustrations or figures: pl. V, figs 5–8


Holotype sample BNB29/1, E.F.No. (K41/3), Centre for Palynology of the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. V, fig. 5

Original diagnosis/description

An Emphanisporites characterised by a prominent, wide equatorial crassitude and proximal face ornamented by radial ribs, which are highly variable in width and often divide, and cover most of the interradial area.


After Pat Gensel who provided samples used in this study and invaluable guidance during field work on the Gaspé and New Brunswick Lower Devonian sequences.


Devonian, Lower Devonian, Emsian
Val d'Amour Formation of New Brunswick (Pragian–?earliest Emsian polygonalis–emsiensis Spore Assemblage Biozone)


New Brunswick

Plant fossil remain

pollen and spores


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