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Echimonocolpites ruedae

Magnoliopsida -

Taxonomy
Monocolpites ruedae was named by Van der Hammen (1954). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is Slide C-1-23 Col. S.G.N., Suesca, Maestrichtian, Zone C), a seed repro (Pollen grain), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Echimonocolpites ruedae by Van der Hammen and Garcia de Mutis (1966).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1954Monocolpites ruedae Van der Hammen
1966Echimonocolpites ruedae Van der Hammen and Garcia de Mutis

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
phylumSpermatophyta
classMagnoliopsidaCronquist et al. 1996
RankNameAuthor
genusEchimonocolpitesder Hammen and de Mutis 1965
speciesruedae(Van der Hammen 1954)

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
T. Van der Hammen and C. Garcia de Mutis 1966The holotype (Slide C-1-23, Col. S.G.N., Suesca, Maestrichtian, Zone C) measures 27 μ, is transparent (exine almost colorless), slightly flattened at one side, and shows well-defined echini of ± 1-3 μ long. The colpus is not very well defined. In some specimens of the Paleocene (Slide F-V-47, Col. S.G.N.), the spines are densely placed and they seem to radiate in a very regular manner from a point located in the centre of the grain; for the rest they are identical with the holotype of E. ruedae. Although there is perhaps justification in establishing a variety, for the time being we shall refrain from creating it.