Araucarioxylon chapmanae I.Poole et Cantrill

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000388

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:388

Authors: I. Poole & D. J. Cantrill

Rank: species

Reference: Poole, I. & Cantrill, D. J. (2001): Fossil Woods From Williams Point Beds, Livingston Island, Antarctica: A Late Cretaceous Southern High Latitude Flora. – Palaeontology 44(6): 1081–1112.

Page of description: 1084

Illustrations or figures: pl. 1, figs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Types

Holotype P. 3055.213, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. 1, figs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Note: paratype: P. 1806.14

Original protologue

Secondary wood with predominantly biseriate, alternate, close-packed pits. Cross-fields characterized by 2–11 pits (mode 3; mean 4.6). Rays short, 1–11 cells high, ray cells often with resin spools.

Etymology

After Dr J. L. Chapman who worked on the Williams Point wood flora.

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Williams Point Beds, age-range of Cenomanian–early Campanian

Locality

Antarctica
ash-rich horizon outcropping between two large hydroclastic vents on Williams Point, Livingston Island, 62°28.5′S, 60°8.2′W

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood