Araucarioxylon chapmanae I.Poole et Cantrill

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000388


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


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 diagnosis/description

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.


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


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


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


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