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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000498

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:498

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

Rank: species

Genus: Nicholsia 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: 236

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 53a–d

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S137906-03, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 53a–d

Note: Hokotype is from Torres Vedras sample 44.

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.

Etymology

From Latin: brevis and colpus referring to the short colpi.

Stratigraphy

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

Locality

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

Plant fossil remain

pollen and spores