Calatola verae Estrada-Ruiz, Hernández-Urban, Rodr.-Reyes, Ortega-Flores et Hern.-Damián

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN003019


Authors: E. Estrada-Ruiz, H. Hernández-Urban, O. Rodríguez-Reyes, B. Ortega-Flores & A. L. Hernández-Damián

Rank: species


Reference: Estrada-Ruiz, E., Hernández-Urban, H., Rodríguez-Reyes, O., Ortega-Flores, B. & Hernández-Damián, A. L. (2023): First report of staminate flowers of Calatola (Metteniusales: Metteniusaceae) from the Miocene Mexican amber. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 308: 1–7.

Page of description: 2

Illustrations or figures: pls I-III


Holotype IPN-PAL 09, Colección de Paleontología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Figures: pls I-III
Stratigraphy: Neogene, Miocene
Simojovel Formation
Locality: Mexico
Los Pocitos mine

Original diagnosis/description

Unisexual staminate flowers, small, inconspicuous sepals, four petals with raised midvein adaxially, pubescent with long hairs. Petals with pinnate primary venation, and broquidodromous secondary venation with thick veins. Androecium composed of four stamens, each one of stamen alternate with petals, anthers dithecal and oblong joined to the petals.


The specific epithet honors Msc. María Patricia Vera Calettti, in recognition of her contributions to knowledge of the genus Calatola.


Neogene, Miocene
Middle Oligocene- early Miocene Simojovel Formation.


Los Pocitos mine.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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