Prunoidoxylon aytugii Ü. Akkemik in Akkemik, Akkılıç & Güngör

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000546


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: 151

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 4, pl. 12


Holotype KIL10, Department of Forest Botany, Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey
Figures: text-fig. 4, pl. 12
Stratigraphy: Neogene, Miocene, Burdigalian

Note: Paratype: DAL08 housed in Laboratory of Wood Anatomy and Dendrochronology, Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey.

Original diagnosis/description

Wood diffuse to semi-ring porous, vessel frequency 40–100 per mm2, vessel angular, rounded, solitary and mostly in radial multiples, perforation plate simple, rays clearly in two distinct sizes. Broad rays 4–10 seriate and >1 mm in length, narrow rays 1–3 seriate, rays heterocellular with body ray cells procumbent with one to four or more rows of upright and/or square marginal cells, and rays mostly irregular in shape.


The epithet aytugii is given in honour to Prof. Dr. Burhan Aytug, who was one of the pioneer palaeobotanists working on fossil woods in Turkey.


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

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


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

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood



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