Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

Douropteris alvarezii gen. nov., sp. nov., a new medullosalean pteridosperm from the Late Pennsylvanian of Portugal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A new plant fossil‐genus, Douropteris alvarezii gen. nov., sp. nov., is described from the Douro Basin (lower Stephanian C [lower Gzhelian], Upper Pennsylvanian) in north‐western Portugal. Douropteris alvarezii has a remarkable morphology characterized by an unusual combination of features seen in several different fossil‐genera belonging to ferns and pteridosperms.