Teebacia hughesii E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000486

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:486

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

Rank: species

Genus: Teebacia 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: 225

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 46a–f

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S136666, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 46a, d, e

Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 44.
Paratypes: S105017, S136665, S136667, S136670, S136674, S136675, S137915, S137916, S149206, S149207, S174560 (Torres Vedras sample 44) housed in Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.

Original protologue

Anthers narrowly elliptical and flattened, dithecate and tetrasporangiate. Pollen small, almost circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate. Colpus long. Exine semitectate-reticulate and columellate. Reticulum coarse, heterobrochate with lumina of various sizes. Muri with a supratectal ornamentation of narrow ridges perpendicular to the length of the muri. Underside of muri granular. Muri supported by long, scattered columellae. Colpus margin distinct formed by the fused marginal muri.

Etymology

In honor of the British palynologist Norman F. Hughes in recognition of his important contribution to Cretaceous palynology and studies of angiosperm evolution.

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

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood