Nomenclatural types and taxonomy of UNGER'S (1850) and ETTINGSHAUSEN'S (1853) fossil leaves recognized as new Sloanea records in the European Paleogene

Lilla Hably, Zlatko Kvaček

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More than 150 years ago UNGER and ETTINGSHAUSEN described fossil leaves from the classical localities of Sotzka (Socka, Slovenia) and Häring (Austria). Several new species and genera were established that were subsequently widely used. However, the type material has never been reviewed. Investigations in the Austrian Geological Survey ("Geologische Bundesanstalt") in Vienna suggested new systematic position of some species. The types of Artocarpidium olmediaefolium UNGER and Quercus goepperti ETTINGSHAUSEN, which are treated and illustrated here, for the first time by photograph, must be regarded as taxonomic synonyms of Sloanea elliptica (ANDREÁNSZKY) KVAČEK & HABLY. According to the priority principle the correct name of this species is Sloanea olmediaefolia (UNGER) KVAČEK et HABLY comb. n.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalNeues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 12 2008



  • Häring
  • Nomenclature
  • Oligocene
  • Sloanea
  • Sotzka
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

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