Ovulepteris Pšenička, P.Correia, Šimůnek, A.A.Sá, J.B.Murphy et D.Flores

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000326

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:326

Authors: J. Pšenička, P. Correia, Z. Šimůnek, A. A. Sá, J. B. Murphy & D. Flores

Rank: genus

Reference: Pšenička, J., Correia, P., Šimůnek, Z., Sá, A. A., Murphy, J. B. & Flores, D. (2017): Revision of Ilfeldia and establishment of Ovulepteris gen. nov. from the Pennsylvanian of Europe, with a discussion on their concepts. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 236: 59–73.

Page of description: 63

Type taxon

Original protologue

Leaves of taeniopterid type, oblong; midrib strong; leaf lamina partly reduced; lateral veins terminated by ovule-like reproductive organ, situated at end of protrusion of leaf margin.


Based on the fact that leaves bear ovules.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Ovulepteris lobecensis (Obrhel) Pšenička, P.Correia, Šimůnek, A.A.Sá, J.B.Murphy et D.Flores 2017