Antarctoxylon livingstonensis I.Poole et Cantrill

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000394


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: 1100

Illustrations or figures: pl. 7, figs 1–8

Name is type for

Antarctoxylon I.Poole et Cantrill 2001


Holotype P. 1806.17, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. 7, figs 1–8

Original diagnosis/description

Diffuse porous. Vessels solitary, in small clusters or radial chains of up to about seven pores; vessel diameters small to medium. Perforation plates scalariform (up to 55), occasionally branched. Intervessel pits dense, mainly transitional to scalariform. Vessel-ray pitting scalariform. Rays up to 5-seriate, heterocellular with occasional ‘border’ or sheath cells. Multiseriate rays always <1.5mm in height.


After Livingston Island where the fossils were found.


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


Use comments to notify PFNR administrators of mistakes or incomplete information relevant to this record.