Piercipollis simplex E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000478

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:478

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

Rank: species

Genus: Piercipollis 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: 217

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 41a–e

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S136755, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 41a–e

Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 44.
Paratypes: S136757, S148017, S148218 (Torres Vedras sample 44) housed in Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.

Original protologue

Pollen small, almost circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate. Colpus extending for the full length of the grains. Exine semitectate-reticulate
and columellate. Reticulum coarse, homobrochate with isodiametric, polygonal to rounded lumina. Muri smooth with flattened to slightly rounded profiles, supported by long scattered columellae. Colpus margin distinct, delimited by a continuous border formed by the marginal muri of the reticulum. Reticulum larger than the main body of the pollen grain to which it is only loosely attached.

Etymology

From Latin: simplex referring to the simple reticulum and colpus margin.

Stratigraphy

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

Locality

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

Plant fossil remain

pollen and spores