Paleontological Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 461–468 | Cite as

Fossil plants with spores in the sporangia from the Upper Devonian (Frasnian) deposits of northern Timan

  • S. M. Snigirevsky
  • E. V. Tschibrikova
  • V. A. Olli


Fossil plants from the Upper Devonian (Frasnian) of northern Timan are studied. The sporangia contain well-preserved spores, which were studied in transmitted light using a scanning electron microscope. The genus Gutzeitia S. Snigirevsky, gen. nov. is established. Macroremains and in situ spores of G. timanica (Petros.) S. Snig., comb. nov. and ?Cephalopteris mirabilis (Nath.) Nath. are described. Microspores in Dimeripteris gracilis Schmalh. are identified, and microspores and megaspores in ?Cephalopteris mirabilis are studied for the first time.

Key words

Fossil plants Upper Devonian in situ spores SEM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Snigirevsky
    • 1
  • E. V. Tschibrikova
    • 2
  • V. A. Olli
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Geology, Ural Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesUfa, BashkortostanRussia

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