Paleontological Journal

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 563–570 | Cite as

First record of bacteriomorphic organisms in platanoid infructescences from the Campanian Kundur locality, Amur region

  • N. P. Maslova
  • T. M. Kodrul
  • D. V. Vasilenko


Bacteriomorphic organisms found in fruits of capitate infructescences in Kunduricarpus Kodrul, N. Maslova, Tekleva et Golovneva, Platanaceae, are described. Three types of carpel damage have been detected: (1) evidence of penetration of microorganisms in the walls of the carpel, (2) three-dimensional structures (isolated and in chains) rounded in section, which fill the inner space of the carpel, and (3) imprints of these structures on the inner surface of the carpel wall cuticle. The possible nature of the microorganisms is discussed.


Platanaceae reproductive structures fossil bacterium Cretaceous 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Maslova
    • 1
  • T. M. Kodrul
    • 2
  • D. V. Vasilenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Geological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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