The identity of Archaeopteris and Callixylon

  title={The identity of Archaeopteris and Callixylon},
  author={C. Beck},
  • C. Beck
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Brittonia
  • Summary and ConclusionsA specimen from the late Devonian Katsberg beds of Delaware County, New York, comprising a pyritized axis determined asCallixylon and leaves determined asArchaeopteris, is described and illustrated. The leaves are probablyA. macilenta Lesquereux and the axisC. zalesskyi Arnold, but because of doubt of the specific identity of the leaves a nomenclature transfer is delayed. Archaeopteris, the valid name for the plant represented by the organ generaArchaeopteris… CONTINUE READING
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