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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000328

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:328

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

Rank: species

Basionym: Ilfeldia robusta Obrhel

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: 64

Illustrations or figures: pl. V, fig. 1


Holotype E 1303, National Museum, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: pl. II (= 34), figs 1–3

Note: Holotype refigured by Pšenička et al. 2017 (Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 236: pl. V, fig. 1).

Inventory no. according to Pšenička et al. (2017). Obrhel (1957: Sbor. Ústř. Úst. geol., Odd. paleont. 23: 550/556) states "Holotyp je deponován ve sbírkách Národního muzea v Praze, akc. č. 36525"/"Holotypus wurde in den Sammlungen des Nationalmuseums in Prag (akc. N. 36525) deponiert".

PFNR administrator's note: There are two levels of specimens' registration in the National Musem, Prague (the Czech Republic) – the chronological evidence (first-step registration) and systematical evidence (final registration), respectively. The inv. no. listed by Obrhel (1957) represents the chronological evidence, that one used by Pšenička et al. (2017) already the systematical evidence.

Original diagnosis/description

Folium lanceolatum, cca 60 mm longum; nervus medius tenuiter rimosus, 1–2 mm latus; nervi laterales simplices, arcuati, apice – laminae margine – synyngia(?) singula, 1–2 mm diam. metientia, ferentes; lamina folii margine inter nervos profunde (cca 1/6 latitudinis laminae) sinuata.

emended diagnosis [Pšenička et al. 2017: Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 236: 64]: Fertile leaf of taeniopterid type, more than 55 mm long and 12 mm wide; leaf lamina partly reduced by 1/4 to 1/3 of pinnule width on each side of midrib; midrib 2 mm wide, longitudinally striated; lateral veins arise at acute angle, twice dichotomized, arched, ending in a protrusion on the leaf margin; venation density 5–6 veins per 10 mm of leaf margin; ovule placed on (and partly covered by) protruded marginal leaf segment, 1.5–2 mm in diameter, rounded or ellipsoid, having granulated outer surface.


Nový druh je mnohem větší než genotyp. / Die neue Art is grösser als Genotypus.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Svrchní stefanien – svrchní šedé vrstvy, obzor malesických lupků/Oberstephanien – obere graue Schichten – Niveau der Malesitzer Schiefertone (in Obrhel 1957: Sbor. Ústř. Úst. geol., Odd. paleont. 23: 548/55)

gray/ochre laminated mudstone, Hředle Member, Slaný Formation, Kasimovian (Stephanian B), Upper Pennsylvanian (in Pšenička et al. 2017: Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 236: 64)


Czech Republic
Kvíček u Slaného, kladenská uhelná pánev/Kvíček bei Slaný, Kladnoer Steinkohlenbecken (in Obrhel 1957: Sbor. Ústř. Úst. geol., Odd. paleont. 23: 548/55)

abandoned quarry near the village of Kvíček, southwest of Slaný (in Pšenička et al. 2017: Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 236: 64)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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