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Neuralethopteris pentias

- Neuropteridae

Taxonomy
Neuralethopteris pentias was named by White (1900) [Holotype: Neuropteris pocohontas var. pentias].

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1900Neuralethopteris pentias White
2000Neuralethopteris pentias Goubet et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
familyNeuropteridae
RankNameAuthor
genusNeuralethopterisLaveine 1967
speciespentiasWhite 1900

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
P. Goubet et al. 2000There are two main tyoes of N. pentias pinnules. The first is large, elongated and cordate with a well-marked midvein. The other is small, rounded, and broadly attached with rachial veins that originate rom the axis. In the larger pinnules, the secondary veins are think and oblique; the larger pinnules and terminal pinnules usually have an acute apex.
N. pentias should be considered a separate species from N. pocahontas because the differences in the shape of the distal part of the larger pinnules and venation between the species.