The first report of Cryptocaryoxylon from the Neogene (early Miocene) of Eurasia (Eastern Mediterranean: Lesbos and Lemnos Islands, Greece)
|Klíčová slova||Cryptocaryoxylon, Cryptocaryoxylon lesbium, Cryptocaryoxylon lemnium, Lauraceae, fossil wood anatomy, oil and/or mucilage cells, Lesbos Island, Lemnos Island, Greece, UNESCO Global Geoparks, early Miocene|
|Citace||MANTZOUKA, Dimitra. The first report of Cryptocaryoxylon from the Neogene (early Miocene) of Eurasia (Eastern Mediterranean: Lesbos and Lemnos Islands, Greece). Fossil Imprint / Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis. Prague: National Museum, 2018, 74(1-2), 29-36. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/if-2018-0002. ISSN 2533-4050 (tisk), 2533-4069 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicals/fiamnpsbhn/74-1-2/the-first-report-of-cryptocaryoxylon-from-the-neogene-early-miocene-of-eurasia-eastern-mediterranean-lesbos-and-lemnos-islands-greece|
Two specimens of fossil lauraceous woods from the Cainozoic (early Miocene) of Greece (southern part of Lesbos Island and central-eastern part of Lemnos Island) were studied. Their microscopic characteristics revealed two different kinds of fossil lauraceous woods with a different distribution of idioblasts (oil and/or mucilage cells) which do not correspond to the pattern in Laurinoxylon. The determination as two new species of Cryptocaryoxylon (C. lesbium sp. nov., C. lemnium sp. nov.) is proposed. A discussion of described Cryptocaryoxylon species, which have a worldwide distribution, is also presented. The assignment of the two Greek specimens to the genus Cryptocaryoxylon and their nomination as the first occurrences of this genus from the Neogene of Eurasia is supported.