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Diplotropis claibornensis

Taxonomy
Diplotropis claibornensis was named by Herendeen and Dilcher (1990). Its type locality is Bell City clay pit, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Claiborne Formation of Kentucky.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1990Diplotropis claibornensis Herendeen and Dilcher

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RankNameAuthor
genusDiplotropis
RankNameAuthor
speciesclaibornensis

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
P.S. Herendeen and D. L. Dilcher 1990Fossil fruits stipitate, oblong to oblanceolate with a rounded apex and tapering base, thin and membranous, 5.3-7.0 cm long (x=6.15) and 2.0 cm wide (maximum width). The placental suture supports a narrow (2 mm, maximum width) nonvascularized wing. The fruit body consists of three longitudinal zones: a central thicker zone and two flanking thinner zones. The primary veins of the valves have an oblique and irregular course from the sutures to the fruit center, where they form a fine reticulum. The primary veins may divide several times before entering the central zone. Venation of the lateral zones is more prominent than that of the central zone. Seed outlines were not observed