Cordaites tuchlovicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000403


Author: Z. Šimůnek

Rank: species

Reference: Šimůnek, Z. (2007): Genus Cordaites from the Carboniferous and Permian of the Bohemian Massif (Epidermal structure study). – Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis 62(2006)(3–4): 97–210., link

Page of description: 112

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 14a–c; pl. 2, fig. 5, pl. 7, figs 4–6


Holotype ZŠ 204, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 14a–c; pl. 2, fig. 5, pl. 7, figs 4–6

Original diagnosis/description

Hypostomatic, narrow lanceolate leaves, with infrequent parallel venation, 2–6 thin veins alternate with each thick veins. Adaxial cuticle with oblong cells, abaxial cuticle with tetra- to pentagonal cells, stomata dispersed in poorly defined stomatal rows.


From the type locality at Tuchlovice.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Kladno Formation, Radnice Member, Radnice Coals, intercalation of the Main Kladno coal seam. Bolsovian (Westphalian C)


Czech Republic
Tuchlovice, Nosek Mine, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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