Dejaxia brevicolpites E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000466


Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: species

Genus: Dejaxia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2019): The Early Cretaceous mesofossil flora of Torres Vedras (NE of Forte da Forca), Portugal: a palaeofloristic analysis of an early angiosperm community. – Fossil Imprint 75(2): 153–257.

Page of description: 199

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 30a–h

Name is type for

Dejaxia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


Holotype S137909, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 30a–h

Note: Holotype from Torres Vedras sample 44.

Original diagnosis/description

Pollen small, almost spherical, equatorial outline circular, monocolpate. Colpus short. Colpus margin distinct, slightly irregular. Pollen wall slightly undulating/rugulate, tectate, psilate-punctate-foveolate. Colpus membrane finely verrucate. Orbicules small, spherical with an irregular surface pattern.


From Latin: brevis for short, and colpus, referring to the short colpus.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Lower member of the Almargem Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Barremian-early Aptian)


Torres Vedras (NE of Forte de Forca; 39°06′13″ N, 9°14′47″ W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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