Cordaites pilsensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000410


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: 122

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 22a–d; pl. 2, fig. 15, pl. 17, figs 1–4


Holotype ZŠ 228, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 22a–d; pl. 2, fig. 15, pl. 17, figs 1–4

Original diagnosis/description

Relatively narrow, amphistomatic leaves with infrequent venation, 3 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial and abaxial cells mostly oblong shape, swallow-tail shapes of polar ends of guard cells.


From the German name of the town Plzeň (Pilsen), in the basin where remains of Cordaites pilsensis have been found.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Kladno Formation; Nýřany Member. Asturian (Westphalian D)


Czech Republic
Heřmanova Huť - Vlkýš, Plzeň Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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