Cordaites touskovensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000422


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: 140

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 35a–d; pl. 3, fig. 11, pl. 37. figs 4–6, pl. 38, fig. 1


Holotype ZŠ 242, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 35a–d; pl. 3, fig. 11, pl. 37. figs 4–6, pl. 38, fig. 1

Original diagnosis/description

Amphistomatic, small, narrow leaves with medium-dense venation, 2–3 indistinct thin veins alternating with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with tetragonal cells, stomata irregularly dispersed, abaxial cuticle with longitudinally oblong cells, stomata in stomatal rows forming stomatiferous bands.


From the Touškov Coals, the type stratigraphical unit.


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


Czech Republic
Krašovice, borehole Kš 1, depth 368.65 m, Plzeň Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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