Cordaites krasovicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000411


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: 123

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 23a–e; pl. 3, fig. 1, pl. 18


Holotype ZŠ 229, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 23a–e; pl. 3, fig. 1, pl. 18

Original diagnosis/description

Relatively wide, amphistomatic leaves with infrequent venation, 4–6 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Stomata of adaxial and abaxial cuticles are arranged into single or double stomatal rows with prominent oval to reniform lateral and rounded to oval polar subsidiary cells.


From the type locality at Krašovice village.


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


Czech Republic
Krašovice, borehole Kš 1, depth 368.6 m, Plzeň Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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