The epidermis of cyclopteroid Laveineopteris bohemica (Medullosales) from the Middle Pennsylvanian Radnice Member, Czech Republic


Authors: Šimůnek Z, Cleal CJ

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 88, issue 1; pages: 63 - 67; Received 13 December 2011; Accepted in revised form 13 July 2012; Online 15 August 2012

Keywords: Cyclopteris, Radnice Member, Pennsylvanian, Bolsovian, cuticular analysis, Kladno-Rakovnik Basin,

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The cyclopterids of the medullosalean Laveineopteris bohemica are most similar to those of Laveineopteris loshii, and clearly distinct from those of Laveineopteris rarinervis and Laveineopteris tenuifolia. The evidence supports the view that L. bohemica is a fossil-species of foliage of a distinct group of plants favouring the higher elevation wetlands of Variscan Euramerica.


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