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Article: Araucarian conifer from late Albian amber of northern Spain

Papers in Palaeontology - Volume 4 Part 4 - Cover
Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 4
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 2018
Page(s): 643 656
Author(s): Jiří Kvaček, Eduardo Barrón, Zuzana Heřmanová, Mário Miguel Mendes, Jakub Karch, Jan Žemlička, and Jan Dudák
DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1223
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How to Cite

KVAčEK, J., BARRóN, E., HEřMANOVá, Z., MENDES, M.M., KARCH, J., ŽEMLIčKA, J., DUDáK, J. 2018. Araucarian conifer from late Albian amber of northern Spain. Papers in Palaeontology, 4, 4, 643-656. DOI: /doi/10.1002/spp2.1223

Author Information

  • Jiří Kvaček - National Museum Prague Václavské nám. 68 115 79 Praha Czechia
  • Eduardo Barrón - Instituto Geológico y Minero de España – IGME Ríos Rosas 23 28003 Madrid Spain
  • Zuzana Heřmanová - National Museum Prague Václavské nám. 68 115 79 Praha Czechia
  • Mário Miguel Mendes - CIMA – Centre for Marine & Environmental Research Universidade do Algarve Campus Universitário de Gambelas 8005‐139 Faro Portugal
  • Jakub Karch - Institute of Experimental & Applied Physics Czech Technical University in Prague Horská 3a/22, 128 00 Praha Czechia
  • Jan Žemlička - Institute of Experimental & Applied Physics Czech Technical University in Prague Horská 3a/22, 128 00 Praha Czechia
  • Jan Dudák - Institute of Experimental & Applied Physics Czech Technical University in Prague Horská 3a/22, 128 00 Praha Czechia
  • Jan Dudák - Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Czech Technical University in Prague nám. Sítná 3105 272 00 Kladno Czechia

Publication History

  • Issue published online: 03 November 2018
  • Manuscript Accepted: 15 March 2018
  • Manuscript Received: 28 November 2017

Funded By

Spanish Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness. Grant Numbers: CGL2014‐52163, CGL2017‐84419
Frame work 7. Grant Numbers: 312253, CZ‐TAF‐6863
European Regional Development Fund. Grant Number: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000766
Czech. Grant Number: 15‐049875S
Palaeontological Association. Grant Number: PA‐GA201714

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Abstract

Araucarian pollen cones Rabagostrobus hispanicus gen. et sp. nov. and their associated foliage Brachyphyllum obesum Heer are described from Lower Cretaceous (Albian) strata of northern Spain. Male cones consist of helically arranged microsporophylls bearing 5–8 elongate pollen sacs with in situ inaperturate Araucariacites‐type pollen. The new taxon is compared to material described previously from the Early Cretaceous of North and South Americas. Sterile twigs of B. obesum bear helically arranged leaves with wrinkled margins. Its cuticle has files of predominantly transversely oriented stomata. Both twigs and pollen cones occur as inclusions in amber from the Peñacerrada 1 outcrop (Álava Province), and as compressions are recorded from the amber‐bearing strata sediments of the Rábago/El Soplao outcrop. Inclusions of araucariacean plant remains and the co‐occurrence of amber and male cone and twig compressions suggest that the amber in these two localities, or at least some of it, was produced by araucariacean plants.

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