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Retisyncolporites aureus

Taxonomy
Retisyncolporites aureus was named by González-Guzmán (1967). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is Slide F-III-96-579 (Catatumbo). Loc: 37.1X117.2 (micr. P0-58), a seed repro (Pollen grain), and it is a 3D fossil preserving soft parts. It is the type species of Retisyncolporites.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Retisyncolporites aureus González-Guzmán p. 46 figs. Plate XV Figs. 1-1b

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
superphylumTracheophyta
Pteridobiotina
superphylumCycadophytanae
RankNameAuthor
phylumMagnoliophytaCronquist et al.
genusRetisyncolporites
speciesaureus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. E. González-Guzmán 1967Pollen grain syncolporate, subangular; furrow C α 1, C β 2, C γ 1; pore P α 1, P β 2-3, P γ 2; sculpture type reticulate (diameter of lumina 1.6 μ). Lumina diminishing in size towards poles. Thickness of exine 1.4 μ; ectexine thicker than endexine. Muri simplibaculate and the wall semitectate. Transversal furrows and costar pori present.