Donlesia cheyennensis Hong S.Wang et Dilcher

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000308


Authors: H. Wang & D. L. Dilcher

Rank: species

Reference: Wang, H. & Dilcher, D. L. (2018): A new species of Donlesia (Ceratophyllaceae) from the Early Cretaceous of Kansas, USA. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 252: 20–28.

Page of description: 21

Illustrations or figures: pl. I, II, pl. III, figs 1–3


Holotype UF15770-6214b, Paleobotany Collections, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Figures: pl. I, figs 1,3

Note: Paratypes: UF15770-6214a (pl. I, figs 1, 2), UF15770-7225a (pl. II, fig. 2), UF15770-7225b (pl. II, fig. 3), UF15770-7225c (pl. II, fig. 4), UF15770-53165 (pl. III, fig. 3).

Original diagnosis/description

Fruits achenes; fruit body elliptic or obovate, radially symmetric with four lateral spines, one short stylar spine, and a long pedicel; four lateral spines arranged on two perpendicular planes; fruit surface tuberculate; seed shape obovate.


Referring to the occurrence of this species in the Cheyenne Sandstone.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous, Albian
Cheyenne Sandstone, late Albian


United States
Medicine Lodge locality (UF15770), Kiowa County, Kansas

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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