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Retiheterocolpites tertiarius

Taxonomy
Retiheterocolpites tertiarius was named by González-Guzmán (1967). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is Slide F-III-57-598 (Catatumbo) Loc: 48.3X124.8 (micr. P0-58), a seed repro (Pollen grain), and it is a 3D fossil preserving soft parts. It is the type species of Retiheterocolpites.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Retiheterocolpites tertiarius González-Guzmán p. 47 figs. XIV Figs. 4-4f

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RankNameAuthor
genusRetiheterocolpites
RankNameAuthor
speciestertiarius

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 heterocolpate, prolate-subprolate; furrow C α 2, C β 2-3, C γ 1; P α 1b, P β 1, P γ 1; sculpture type reticulate-foveolate (diameter of lumina 1.2 μ). Muri simplibaculate. Reticulum more prominent towards the poles. Thickness of exine 2.5μ; ectixine thicker than endexine. Wall semitectate. Furrows with costar colpi and sometimes a margo. Polar area 7μ.