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Retitricolpites herrerae

Taxonomy
Tricolpites herrerae was named by Van der Hammen and Garcia de Mutis (1966). It is considered to be a form taxon. It is a 3D body fossil.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1954Tricolpites herrerae Van der Hammen p. 95 figs. Plate 8
1966Retitricolpites herrerae Van der Hammen and Garcia de Mutis
1966Tricolpites herrerae Van der Hammen and Garcia de Mutis p. 95 figs. Plate 8

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
superphylumTracheophyta
Pteridobiotina
superphylumCycadophytanae
RankNameAuthor
phylumMagnoliophytaCronquist et al.
genusRetitricolpitesVan der Hammen 1956
speciesherrerae()

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 F-I-34, Col. S.G.N., Suesca, Maestrichtian, Zone A) is tricolpate and finely reticulate. The thickness of the exine is clearly visible in optical section (± 1 μ). The polar area is small. The size of the grain is ± 23 μ. The specimens from the Paleocene are identical with this species described from the Maestrichtian.