Cordaites malesicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000420

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:420

Authors: 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: 138

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 33a–e; pl. 3, fig. 12, pl. 34, figs 6–8, pl. 35, figs 1–3

Types

Holotype ZŠ 240, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 33a–e; pl. 3, fig. 12, pl. 34, figs 6–8, pl. 35, figs 1–3

Original protologue

Hypostomatic leaves with relatively dense venation. Thin veins are indiscernible. Adaxial cuticle with oblong cells, abaxial cuticle with stomata arranged into well defined stomatal rows joined into stomatiferous bands. The lateral cells are oblong, the polar cells rhomboidal, characteristic transverse crypt.

Etymology

From the Malesice unit, which includes the Mšec Members.

Stratigraphy

Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Slaný Formation; Mšec Member, Stephanian B

Locality

Czech Republic
Slaný, Slaný Mine, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood