Cordaites melnicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000421

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:421

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: 139

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 34 a–f; pl. 3, fig. 13, pl. 35, figs 4–6, pl. 36, pl. 37, figs 1–3

Types

Holotype ZŠ 241, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 34 a–f; pl. 3, fig. 13, pl. 35, figs 4–6, pl. 36, pl. 37, figs 1–3

Original protologue

Amphistomatic leaves with infrequent venation, 3–5 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with oblong cells and stomata in very infrequent stomatal rows, abaxial cuticle with oblong, trapezoidal or polygonal cells, stomata in well defined stomatal rows forming a stomatiferous band. There are 2 oval, polygonal to lenticular polar and 2 oblong or trapezoidal lateral subsidiary cells.

Etymology

From the Mělník Coals, the stratigraphical type unit.

Stratigraphy

Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Slaný Formation; Jelenice Member, Mělník Coals, Stephanian B

Locality

Czech Republic
Sušno, Sš 1 borehole, depth 724.9 m, Mšeno-Roudnice Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood