Record details

Title
    Cuticles of Cordaites from the Westphalian, Stephanian and Autunian of the Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic) (a preliminary study)
Statement of responsibility
    Zbyněk Šimůnek
Author
    Šimůnek, Zbyněk
Language
    anglicky
Source title - serial
    Acta palaeobotanica
Vol./nr.
    Vol. 40, no. 1
Pages
    p. 25-34
Year
    2000
Notes
    4 obr., 2 tab., 2 s.bibl.
    il.
    Zkr. název ser.: Acta palaeobot. (Kraków)
Subject group
    analýza kutikulární
    Cordaitopsida
    hornoslezská pánev
    karbon-svrchní
    klasifikace
    listy
    morfologie
    perm-spodní
    podkrkonošská pánev
    středočeské svrchní paleozoikum
    systém umělý
    vnitrosudetská pánev
Geographical name
    Česká republika
    Dlažkovice (Litoměřice)
    Dobřany (Plzeň-jih)
    Heřmanova Huť-Vlkýš (Plzeň-sever)
    Karviná
    Libušín (Kladno)
    Lubná (Rakovník)
    Nýřany (Plzeň-sever)
    Radvanice (Trutnov)
    Rtyně v Podkrkonoší (Trutnov)
    Slaný (Kladno, Slaný)
    Tuchlovice (Kladno)
    Vrchlabí (Trutnov)
    Žacléř (Trutnov)
Keyword
    Autunian
    Bohemian
    Cordaites
    Cuticles
    Czech
    Massif
    Preliminary
    Republic
    Stephanian
    Study
    Westphalian
Abstract (in english)
   Despite of the fact that only three of four species of Cordaites (C. principalis, C. palmaeformis, C. borassifolius and ? C. angulosostriatus) and some Poacordaites sp. from the territory of the Bohemian Massif was described in the past, the diversity of cuticular types is much higher than diversity of leaves. The venation itself, which is mostly only a single feature on Cordaite specimes preserved in bore cores, is insufficient for determination of these plants. Several types of cuticles can belong to one type of Cordaites venation. Cuticular analysis of 65 specimens from most of the basins of the Bohemian Massif revealed high diversity of cuticular types. Investigated Cordaites comes from 6 stratigraphical levels of 7 coal basins from the Bohemian Massif.
   Three cuticular types of Cordaites have been determined in the Langsettian (Westphalian A) of the Upper Silesian Basin and also three cuticular types have been described from the Langsettian and Duckmantian (Westphalian A, B) of the Intrasudetic Basin. Most diversity of Cordaites cuticular structures is in the Central Bohemian region, where 9 cuticular types have been described from Bolsovian (Westphalian C) and 6 or 7 cuticular types from Westphalian D strata. Stephanian and Autunian Cordaites have been poorly investigated up to now. Therefore only three cuticular types of Stephanian Cordaites and 2 cuticular types of Autunian Cordaites have been determined from the Bohemian Massif up to now. In total 26 or 27 Cordaites cuticular types have been determined in the Bohemian Massif
Contributor
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
Source format
    U
Entered date
    21. 9. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012