Original paper

Nomenclatural types and taxonomy of Unger's (1850) and Ettingshausen's (1853) fossil leaves recognized as new Sloanea records in the European Paleogene

Hably, Lilla; Kvaček, Zlatko


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 loanea elliptica (Andreánszky) Kvaček & Hably. According to the priority principle the correct name of this species is Sloanea olmediaefolia (Unger) Kvaček et Hably comb. n.