Relictual Lepidopteris (Peltaspermales) from the Early Jurassic Cañadón Asfalto Formation, Patagonia, Argentina

  title={Relictual Lepidopteris (Peltaspermales) from the Early Jurassic Ca{\~n}ad{\'o}n Asfalto Formation, Patagonia, Argentina},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Elgorriaga and Ignacio H. Escapa and N. Rub{\'e}n C{\'u}neo},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={578 - 596}
Premise of research. Numerous leaf remains of pteridosperms occur at a new locality of the Early Jurassic Cañadón Asfalto Formation, in Patagonia, Argentina. Fossils consist of adpressions with superb cuticular preservation and are herein assigned to Lepidopteris (Peltaspermaceae). Methodology. Fossils were studied using normal light, epifluorescence, and scanning electron microscopy. The cuticles of 25 specimens were chemically prepared following standard methods. The remains were described in… 
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