Ignatov M.S.1, Perkovsky E.E.2 2011. Mosses from Rovno amber (Ukraine) // Arctoa. Vol. 20: 1–18 [in English].

1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mail: misha_ignatov@list.ru

2 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, B. Khmelnitsky str., 15, Kiev 01-106, Ukraine; e-mail: perkovsk@gmail.com

KEYWORDS: fossil, mosses, amber, Rovno Province, Ukraine, Tertiary, Eocene.

ABSTRACT. Seven moss genera are revealed in Eocene amber from Rovno (Ukraine). Some species are similar to those from Baltic amber (Hypnodontopsis mexicana, H. piliferum, Ctenidium capillifolium, Tristichella glabrescens), while others can be referred to Sematophyllites from Baltic amber, but not identical to any of the described species of this genus. Neckerites gen. nov. is described to accommodate plants very similar to the modern Neckeraceae, although even the genus cannot be indicated for sure. Palamocladium fossile sp. nov. and Isopterygiopsis minutirameum represent new genera to Eocenic amber flora. One moss fragment with short and broad leaves is left unnamed, as its diagnostic characters are too poorly seen.

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doi 10.15298/arctoa.20.01