Berberis auriolensis Denk et Sami in Denk, Sami, Teodoridis & Martinetto

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002946


Authors: T. Denk & M. Sami

Rank: species

Reference: Denk, T., Sami, M., Teodoridis, V. & Martinetto, E. (2022): The late Early Pleistocene flora of Oriolo, Faenza (Italy): assembly of the modern forest biome. – Fossil Imprint 78(1): 217–262.

Page of description: 223

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 3a–e


Holotype MSF 644, Faenza Museum, Faenza, Italy
Figures: text-fig. 3a

Note: Paratypes: MSF 784, 788, 789, 790-1, 791, 792, 793, 794.

Original diagnosis/description

Leaf, petiolate, lamina obovate or elliptical, micro to notophyll, base long cuneate, apex rounded, secondary venation brochidodromous, three distinct loops and secondary loops, margin subentire or dentate.


The species name derives from the village Oriolo, the medieval name of which was Auriolus.


Quarternary, Pleistocene, Calabrian
“Sabbie gialle” cycle I, latest Calabrian


Oriolo, Salita di Oriolo quarry

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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