Wairarapaia mildenhallii gen. et sp. nov., a New Araucarian Cone Related to Wollemia from the Cretaceous (Albian‐Cenomanian) of New Zealand

  title={Wairarapaia mildenhallii gen. et sp. nov., a New Araucarian Cone Related to Wollemia from the Cretaceous (Albian‐Cenomanian) of New Zealand},
  author={David J Cantrill and J. Ian Raine},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={1259 - 1269}
A new genus and species, Wairarapaia mildenhallii Cantrill et Raine, is established for two ovulate cones with helically inserted cone‐scale complexes and a centrally positioned inverted ovule from the Cretaceous (late Albian to Cenomanian) of New Zealand. The cones are up to 60 mm in diameter with wedge‐shaped cone‐scale complexes, at least 18 mm long by 8 mm wide and with narrow wings and a short apical spine. The ovules sit centrally in a distinct hollow on the cone‐scale complex surface but… Expand
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