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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000554

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:554

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. 2a–i

Types

Holotype Riv. PPB 138, Musée Vivenel in Compiègne, Oise, France
Figures: fig. 2a–e

Note: paratypes: Riv. PPB 154, Riv. PPB 160, Riv. PPB 191

Original protologue

Endocarp elliptical with a reticulate pattern of angular to rounded and thin ridges, which delimit 9–19 polygonal areoles on each lateral face, with 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 0.25–0.27 mm thick and about 0.8 mm thick with ridges. Length of endocarp: 9.2–10.8 mm; width of endocarp: 6.68–7.55 mm.

Etymology

This species is named in memory of Eleanor M. Reid, for her important contributions to Palaeobotany, particularly Palaeocarpology.

Stratigraphy

Paleogene, Paleocene
Late Palaeocene

Locality

France
Rivecourt, Oise

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood