Podocarpoxylon chapmanae I.Poole et Cantrill

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000390

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:390

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: 1088

Illustrations or figures: pl. 2, figs 1–4


Holotype P. 3055.258, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. 2, figs 1–4

Note: paratype: P. 1806.12

Original diagnosis/description

Compact wood largely composed of tracheids with rare to absent axial parenchyma. Tracheids either with uniseriate or biseriate rows of podocarpoid pits on the radial walls. Pit contiguity 3.8–4.4. Cross-fields occupied by 1–4 pits; where two pits are present they are either opposite or oblique in arrangement. Tangential walls with small circular bordered pits that occur either isolated or in short rows up to four pits tall.


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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