Callialastrobus J.Kvaček et M.M.Mendes

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000988


Authors: J. Kvaček & M. M. Mendes

Rank: genus

Reference: Kvaček, J. & Mendes, M. M. (2020): Callialastrobus sousai gen. et sp. nov., a new araucariaceous pollen cone from the Early Cretaceous of Catefica (Lusitanian Basin, western Portugal) bearing Callialasporites and Araucariacites pollen. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 283: 104313 (9 pp.).

Page of description: 5


Callialastrobus sousai J.Kvaček et M.M.Mendes

Original diagnosis/description

Pollen cone with helically arranged microsporophylls. Each microsporophyll peltate, bearing three ovoid elongate pollen sacs containing pollen of two types: Araucariacites and Callialasporites.


The generic name is derived from the pollen genus Callialasporites found in situ in the pollen cone.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Callialastrobus sousai J.Kvaček et M.M.Mendes 2020


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