Eckartia brevicolumella E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000472

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:472

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

Rank: species

Original spelling: Eckhartia brevicolumella

Genus: Eckartia 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: 210

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 37a–g

Name is type taxon for

Eckartia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019 nom. illeg., non Eckartia Rchb., Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch 53 (1841)

Types

Holotype S136760, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 37c, g

Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 44.
Paratypes: S136661, S136662, S136751, S136752, S136673, S136765, S137920, S137921, S148021, S149204 (Torres Vedras sample 44) housed in the Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.

Original protologue

As for the genus with the following additions: Anthers elongate. Reticulum coarse. Columellae short, densely spaced or sometimes laterally merged.

Etymology

From Latin: brevis for short and columella referring to short columellae supporting the muri.

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