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Retipollenites confusus

Taxonomy
Retipollenites confusus was named by González-Guzmán (1967). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is Slide F-III-73-574 (Catatumbo). Loc: 37.8X126.5 (micr. P0-58), a seed repro (Pollen grain), and it is a 3D fossil preserving soft parts. It is the type species of Retipollenites.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Retipollenites confusus González-Guzmán p. 61 figs. Plate XXX Figs. 1-1c

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
superphylumTracheophyta
Pteridobiotina
superphylumCycadophytanae
RankNameAuthor
phylumMagnoliophytaCronquist et al.
genusRetipollenites
speciesconfusus

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 spheroidal with a reticulum that is apparently not inserted on a basal layer. Lumina 1.5-7 μ in diameter. Thickness of exine (reticulum only) ca. 3 μ. No apertures were observed.