Zlatkocarpus brnikensis J.Kvaček et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000630

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:630

Authors: J. Kvaček & E. M. Friis

Rank: species

Genus: Zlatkocarpus J.Kvaček et E.M.Friis

Reference: Kvaček, J. & Friis, E. M. (2010): Zlatkocarpus gen. nov., a new angiosperm reproductive structure with monocolpate-reticulate pollen from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of the Czech Republic. – Grana 49(2): 115–127.

Page of description: 119

Illustrations or figures: figs 1–3

Name is type for

Zlatkocarpus J.Kvaček et E.M.Friis 2010


Holotype F 3143, National Museum, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: figs 1–3

Note: paratypes: F 3144–F 3147

Original diagnosis/description

Floral cup large, encircling the basal part of fruit for about one third of the total length of the fruit. Fruits elliptical in outline with slightly pointed apex and base. Pollen with heterogeneous reticulum and distinct colpus margin.


From the Brník locality, where the fossil was discovered.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian
Peruc Member, Peruc-Korycany Formation


Czech Republic
clay pit near the village of Brník, 60 km east of Prague (49° 58′ 59″ N, 14° 54′ 56″ E)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood - angiosperm


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