Cormophyton gen. nov., a cormose lycopod from the middle Pennsylvanian Mazon creek flora

Kathleen Pigg, Thomas N. Taylor

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Abstract

Cormophyton mazonensis gen. et sp. nov. is proposed for an authigenically preserved cormose lycopod base in Mazon Creek nodules from the middle Pennsylvanian of Illinois. Based on size, shape, and morphological features, Cormophyton is assigned to the Chaloneriaceae and is thought to represent a plant similar to Chaloneria cormosa. The discovery of this form allows for the description of several external features of Chaloneria-like plant bases and further demonstrates the diversity of isoetalean lycophytes in Carboniferous sediments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-181
Number of pages17
JournalReview of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Volume44
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Cormophyton gen. nov., a cormose lycopod from the middle Pennsylvanian Mazon creek flora. / Pigg, Kathleen; Taylor, Thomas N.

In: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Vol. 44, No. 3-4, 1985, p. 165-181.

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