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Diana Mussa

Diana Mussa, Brazilian paleobotanist (Campos, Rio de Janeiro State 19 January 1932 – Rio de Janeiro 13 May 2007)
Daughter of Lebanese immigrants 
 
 
World authority on Devonian flora 
 
Proposed the division Horneophytophyta (2000)
 

DESCRIBED FOSSIL PLANT GENERA

Zollernioxylon 1959 

Protopodocarpitys 1974

Palaeopinuxylon 1975

Astronioxylon 1978 with Suguio

Brasilestiloxylon 1978

Matayboxylon 1978 with Suguio

Myelontordoxylon 1978

Myrocarpoxylon 1978 with Suguio

Paratordoxylon 1978

Piptadenioxylon 1978 with Suguio

Qualeoxylon 1978 with Suguio

Solenobrasilioxylon 1978

Austroscleromedulloxylon 1980

Paranaseptoxylon 1982 

Schopfiicaulia 1982

Carolinapitys 1984 with Coimbra

Atlanticoxylon 1986

Catarinapitys 1986

Kraeseulpitys 1986 

Petalopitys 1986

Paulistoxylon 1986

Piracicaboxylon 1986

Solidoxylon 1986 

Maryxylon 1986 with Coimbra

Torosoxylon 1986 

Araguainorachis 1987 with Coimbra

Cyclomedulloxylon 1987 with Coimbra

Teresinoxylon 1989 with Caldas, Lima Filho & Rösler

Brasilophyton 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues

Ciguelia 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues 

Conchulophyton 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues

Edwardsnella 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues

Jaguariaivia 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues

Petriaia 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues

Sphaerullophyton 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues

Sulculiphyton 1996 with Borghi, Bergamaschi, Schubert, Pereira & Rodrigues

 
 

HONORS

Mussaeoxylon Merlotti 1998 (Fossil Plants)