Cordaites svatonovicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000415


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: 129

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 27a–e; pl. 3, fig. 4, pl. 22, pl. 23, fig. 1


Holotype ZŠ 236, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 27a–e; pl. 3, fig. 4, pl. 22, pl. 23, fig. 1

Original diagnosis/description

Medium-sized, amphistomatic leaves with infrequent venation, 2–3 thin veins alternating with each thick vein. Cells of adaxial cuticle oblong, stomata irregularly dispersed. Cells of abaxial cuticle oblong, pentagonal to hexagonal, stomata in stomatal rows forming stomatiferous bands, prominent oval crypt.


From the type locality at Malé Svatoňovice, next to Rtyně v Podkrkonoší.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Žacléř Formation; Prkenný Důl-Žďárky Member, Strážkovice Coals, Duckmantian (Westphalian B)


Czech Republic
Rtyně v Podkrkonoší, Nejedlý Mine (formerly Ida Gallery), Intrasudetic Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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