Paleontological Journal

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 433–443 | Cite as

Infructescences of Friisicarpus sarbaensis sp. nov. (Platanaceae) from the Cenomanian-Turonian of western Kazakhstan

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Abstract

Platanoid capitate infructescences are described as a new species Friisicarpus sarbaensis. Infructescences of Friisicarpus N. Maslova et Herman have been first found in the Cretaceous of Kazakhstan. A joint burial of Friisicarpus infructescences and other platanoid reproductive structures as well as Platanus-like leaves are discussed. This indicates a considerable role of the group in the Cretaceous flora of Kazakhstan.

Keywords

reproductive structures Friisicarpus Platanaceae Cenomanian-Turonian western Kazakhstan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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