Burgeria striata E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000468

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:468

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

Rank: species

Genus: Burgeria 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: 201

Illustrations or figures: 31a–h, 32a–e

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S149216, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 31a–h

Note: Holotype from Torres Vedras sample 44.

Paratypes: S174620 (Torres Vedras sample 39), S136676 (Torres Vedras sample 44) housed in Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.

Original protologue

Pollen grains of medium size, broadly ellipsoidal to subcircular in equatorial outline, monocolpate. Colpus in fully developed grains almost as long as ongest axis, broad; colpus in smaller (aborted?) grains about half the length of the longest axis. Exine tectate-punctate and columellate with short columellae and a thin foot layer. Surface of tectum finely striate. Orbicules spherical, punctate with finely striate surface.

Etymology

From Latin: striatus to emphasize the finely striate pollen wall.

Stratigraphy

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

Locality

Portugal
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