Eckartianthus lusitanicus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000470

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:470

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

Rank: species

Original spelling: Eckhartianthus lusitanicus

Genus: Eckartianthus 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: 207

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 36a–e

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S101306, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 36a–e

Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 39.

Original protologue

Flower bisexual, trimerous with three long tepals in a single whorl, nine stamens and three carpels. Anthers dithecate and tetrasporangiate, elongate,
filament broad. Pollen monocolpate, colpus long, extending almost to the equator. Exine semitectate-reticulate, with a heterobrochate reticulum, rounded muri and short, densely spaced columellae. Colpus margin well-defined psilate. Orbicules irregular, rounded. Ovary superior.

Etymology

From Latin: Lusitania for Portugal where the fossil was discovered.

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

Notes