Wessiea yakimaensis

TaxonavigationEdit

Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Polypodiopsida
Ordo: Polypodiales

Familia: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: †Wessiea

Species: W. yakimaensis

NameEdit

Wessiea yakimaensis Pigg & Rothwell 2001

Type localityEdit

Middle Miocene, Museum Flow Package, Sentinel Bluffs Unit, Central Columbia Plateau N2 Grande Ronde Basalt, Columbia River Basalt Group; ~7.3 km north of the Interstate 82 Firing Center Exit, Yakima County, Washington, USA.

Type materialEdit

  • Holotype: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA UWBM56441 Specimen on 3A, #1-3 and 3 EB #1-3
  • Paratype: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA UWBM 56441 Specimen on 3F, #2 top

ReferencesEdit

  • Pigg, Kathleen B. & Rothwell, Gar W. (2001); "Anatomically preserved Woodwardia virginica (Blechnaceae) and a new Filicalean fern from the Middle Miocene Yakima Canyon Flora of central Washington, USA" American Journal of Botany 88(5):777-787