Konstantinova N.A.1, Ignatov M.S.2, Perkovsky E.E.3 2012. Hepatics from Rovno amber (Ukraine) // Arctoa. Vol. 21: 265–271 [in English].

1 Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden, Kola Sci. Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirovsk-6, Murmansk Province 184256 Russia; e-mail: nadya50@list.ru

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

3 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: amber, Eocene, fossil, hepatics, Rovno Province, Tertiary, Ukraine.

ABSTRACT. Two species of the genus Frullania are revealed in the Late Eocene amber from Rovno (Ukraine). One is referred to F. varians, a widespread species in Baltic amber, whereas the second species with entire underleaves, similar to those in extant F. davurica and F. jackii, is described as a new species, F. ucrainica Konstant. & Ignatov. The latter is known by one short shoot fragment with perianth. A number of specimens are illustrated and briefly described as Frullania sp., as the deficit of characters does not allow precise identification.

Download PDF