Global Geology 2010, 13(1) 28-32 DOI:     ISSN: 1673-9736 CN: 22-1371/P

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Cordaites baodeensis Sun
epidermal characteristics
Shanxi Formation
Baode area
Early Permian

New material of Cordaites baodeensis Sun from Lower Permian Shanxi Formation of Baode , Shanx i

YANG Tao1, 2

1. Research Center of Paleontology & Stratigraphy, Jilin University, Changchun 130026, China; 2. College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun 130061, China


Based on the anatomical study of leaf cuticles of Cordaites from the Lower Permian Shanxi Formation in Baode of Shanxi, the author analysed the epidermal characters of Cordaites in this area. On the base of the abundant compressions and laboratory studies, the author complemented some new data of the cuticular characters of the species Cordaites baodeensis Sun for its study of taxonomy. Meanwhile, the author newly discovered a number of sporopollen fossils associated with the mega-plants of Cordaitales, described 9 species of 6 genera. The palynological data can provide a supp lement evidence for defining the age of C. baodeensis and its associated plants to be Early Permian.

Keywords Cordaites baodeensis Sun   epidermal characteristics   Shanxi Formation   Baode area   Early Permian  
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