USNM 37666 Diospyros steenstrupii Heer  


Hollick (1930)

Pl. 85 Fig. 2




From Hollick (1930) (p. 114)

"Chignik Bay, Alaska Peninsula, about 2 miles northeast of Alaska Packers Association cannery (original No. 958); collected by T. W. Stanton in 1904 (lot 3521)."


Locality Map



From Hollick (1930) (p. 114)

"Diospyros steenstrupi Heer, Die fossile Flora Gronlands, zweiter Theil: Flora fossilis arctica, vol. 7, p. 32, pl. 64, figs. 1a, 1b, 1883." (Heer, 1883)



From Hollick (1930) (p. 114)

"The nervation of this species from the Patoot beds of Greenland, as depicted by Heer, is so peculiar, especially as represented in his Figure 1a, and the nervation of our specimen matches it so closely, that the specific identity of the two can hardly be questioned.
Fragmentary specimens from the Dakota sandstone of Kansas are doubtfully referred to the species by Lesquereux (1892) (p. 111, pl. 16, fig. 9) but their identity may well be questioned, as compared with ours. A specimen from the Cretaceous (Magothy ?) formation of Staten Island, N. Y., was also referred to the species by Hollick (1892) (p. 34, pl. 3, fig. 8) but was subsequently (Hollick, 1906) (p. 104, pl. 40, fig. 10) referred to Diospyros provecta Velenovsky. So far as I am aware the occurrence of the species has not been elsewhere recorded."