Mimosoxylon ceratonioides Ü. Akkemik in Akkemik, Akkılıç & Güngör

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000543

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:543

Author: Ü. Akkemik (as Ü. Akkemik)

Rank: species

Reference: Akkemik, Ü., Akkılıç, H. & Güngör, Y. (2019): Fossil wood from the Neogene of the Kilyos coastal area in Istanbul, Turkey. – Palaeontographica, Abt. B 299(1–6): 133–185.

Page of description: 138

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 4, pls 2–3


Original diagnosis/description

Angiosperm wood, growth ring boundary indistinct, sometimes fairly visible, wood diffuse-porous, vessels solitary or 2–3 in radial multiples, tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100–200 µm, vessel frequency 5–20 per mm2 and perforation plate simple, axial parenchyma very common, paratracheal vasicentric, aliform and confluent, broad rays 4–10-seriate (mostly 4–5-seriate), radially the body ray cells procumbent, marginally 1 to 4 rows of upright and/or square cells, prismatic crystals present in squared marginal ray cells.


This epithet ceratonioides is proposed because the fossil wood is very similar to the wood of modern Ceratonia in the Mediterranean.


Neogene, Miocene, Burdigalian
Ağaçlı Member of Danişmen Formation , early Miocene

Note: Burdigalian age specified by Ü. Akkemik to PFNR.


Black Sea coast (Dalyan beach) of the city of Kilyos of Istanbul, 41° 15′ 22.36″ N and 28° 57′ 52.30″ E

Note: In Akkemik et al. (2019: Palaeontographica, Abt. B, Paläophytol., 299: 138) is "...(Kilyos beach)..." but changed by Ü. Akkemik during registration in PFNR.

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood



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