Iodes parva C.Del Rio, R.Thomas et De Franceschi

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000553


Authors: C. Del Rio, R. Thomas & D. De Franceschi

Rank: species

Reference: Del Rio, C., Thomas, R. & De Franceschi, D. (2019): Fruits of Icacinaceae Miers from the Palaeocene of the Paris Basin (Oise, France). – Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 108(2017)(4): 459–469.

Page of description: 462

Illustrations or figures: fig. 1m–x


Holotype Riv. PPB 188, Musée Vivenel in Compiègne, Oise, France
Figures: fig. 1m–q

Note: paratypes: Riv. PPB 18, Riv. PPB 131, Riv. PPB 139, Riv. PPB 148, Riv. PPB 153, Riv. PPB 158, Riv. PPB 162, Riv. PPB 165, Riv. PPB 189.

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarp elliptical to globulose with a reticulate pattern of rounded and thin to large ridges, which delimit 11–20 polygonal areoles on each lateral face, with a few or no freely ending ridgelets. Endocarp possesses a symmetrical pair of horn-like protrusions compressed on the keel, positioned eccentrically and subapically. Endocarp wall 0.16–0.26 mm thick and 0.4–0.56 mm thick with ridges. Inner endocarp surface densely covered with regularly spaced and sessile, rounded papillae. Length of endocarp: 4.38–6.05 mm; width of endocarp: 3.49–5.19 mm.


‘parva’ refers to the small size of the endocarp.


Paleogene, Paleocene
Late Palaeocene


Rivecourt, Oise

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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