Ignatov M.S.1, Karasev E.V.2, Sinitsa S.M.3, Maslova E.V.4 2013. New Bryokhutuliinia species (Bryophyta) with sporophytes from the Upper Jurassic of Transbaikalia // Arctoa. Vol. 22: 69–78 [in English].
1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mail: email@example.com
2 Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya 123, Moscow 117997 Russia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Institute of Natural Resourses, Ecology and Cryology of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Butina, 26, Chita, 672090 Russia
4 Belgorod State University, Pobedy square, 85, Belgorod, 308015 Russia; e-mail: email@example.com
KEYWORDS: mosses, fossil, sporophyte, Upper Jurassic, Transbaikalia, Olov, leaf cell structure.
ABSTRACT. A new species of the moss genus Bryokhutuliinia, B. crassimarginata is described from the Upper Jurassic deposits from the Olov, Transbaikal Area of South Siberia. Its excellent preservation demonstrates that the leaves were not only complanate, but truly distichous. In addition to anatomically preserved gametophytes, sporophytes on short lateral branches were found, although carbonized and not exhibiting structural details. Possible relationships with pleurocarpous mosses and with Fissidentaceae are discussed.