Cordaites radvanicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000413


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: 125

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 25a–e; pl. 3, fig. 3, pl. 20


Holotype ZŠ 234, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: pl. 3, fig. 3

Original diagnosis/description

Narrow, amphistomatic leaves, with medium-dense venation. Two to three thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with oval, rounded, toroidally oblong cells. Stomata dispersed in dark bands. Abaxial cuticle with oblong, oval to trapezoidal cells, stomata in rows, lateral subsidiary cells elongated, oval to reniform.


From the type locality at Radvanice village


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Odolov Formation; Jívka Member, Radvanice Coals. Stephanian B


Czech Republic
Radvanice, Kateřina Mine, Intrasudetic Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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