Antarctoxylon livingstonensis I.Poole et Cantrill
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000394
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:394
Authors: I. Poole & D. J. Cantrill
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
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
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