Fischeripollis

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Fischeripollis
Temporal range: Eocene
Fischeripollis pollen.jpg
Photomicrographs of Fischeripollis pollen taken at 788x magnification.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Fischeripollis
Muller (1981)
Species
  • Fischeripollis sp. A
    Truswell & Macphail
  • Fischeripollis halensis
    Truswell & Marchant (1986)
  • Fischeripollis krutschei
    Muller (1981)
  • Fischeripollis undulatus

Fischeripollis is a genus of extinct plants in the family Droseraceae. Several species have been formally described and another has been temporarily designated Fischeripollis sp. A.[1]

F. halensis was described based on fossilised pollen from sediments in the Hale Basin of central Australia, dated to the middle-late Eocene (48 to 34 million years ago).[2] F. krutschei was discovered in Saxony, Germany. F. undulatus was also native to Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macphail, M.K. & E.M. Truswell 2003. 3. Palynology of Site 1166, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. PDF (3.10 MiB) Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 188.
  2. ^ Truswell, E.M. & N.G. Marchant 1986. Early Tertiary pollen of probable Droseracean affinity from central Australia. Spec. Pap.—Palaeontol. 35: 163-178.

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