Nicholsia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000497


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

Rank: genus

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: 236

Type taxon

Nicholsia brevicolpites E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original protologue

Pollen small, prolate, tricolpate. Colpi short. Tectum foveolate to microreticulate. Perforations rounded and of even size over the main body of the grains.
Colpus margin indistinct. Colpus membrane verrucate.


In honor of the American palynologist Douglas J. Nichols in recognition of his important contributions to the study of Cretaceous angiosperms.

Plant fossil remain

pollen and spores

Names associated with genus

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