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
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
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.
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.
In honor of the British palynologist Norman F. Hughes in recognition of his important contribution to Cretaceous palynology and studies of angiosperm evolution.
Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous, Barremian
Lower member of the Almargem Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Barremianearly Aptian).
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