A species of Pityostrobus (P. milleri Falder et al.) recently was described from calcareous nodules recovered from shallow marine sediments of Lower Cretaceous (latest Aptian: Clansenian) age located east of the Black Sea in the Caucasus Mountains in southwestern Russia. Nodules of this type also contain conifer needles, filicalean frond members, wood fragments, gastropods, bivalves, and an extremely rich assemblage of well preserved cephalopods. Additional collecting at this locality has yielded a second new species of this extinct ovulate cone genus assignable to the Pinaceae. The incomplete cone measures 8 cm long and 3.4 cm wide. The cone axis is 5 mm in diameter, with a parenchymatous pith that displays scattered sclerids. The cylinder of wood is discontinuous and does not show a growth ring. The tiny bract is united with the scale except at the tip. Bract and scale traces diverge from the stele independently, and the bract trace extends to near the tip of the organ. Resin canal architecture is distinct, but similar to that of Larix, Pseudotsuga and Picea. Ovules display a distinctly undulating surface of the integument on the side that faces the ovuliferous scale. This new species adds further to our knowledge of the explosive diversification of Pinaceae during Early Cretaceous time.

Key words: Lower Cretaceous, Pinaceae, Pityostrobus, Russia, seed cone