Samylinaea punctata E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000496


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

Rank: species

Genus: Samylinaea 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: 233

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 52a–h

Name is type for

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


Holotype S174565, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 52a–h

Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 44.

Original diagnosis/description

Pollen of medium size, prolate, tricolpate. Colpi long, reaching almost to the poles, irregular in organization, sometimes branched. Exine columellate,
tectate-punctate. Columellae short. Colpus margin distinct. Colpus membrane coarsely verrucate. Orbicules small, spherical, with a finely granular surface.


From Latin: punctatus referring to fine perforations of the tectum.


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


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

Plant fossil remain

pollen and spores


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