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Neuralethopteris smithsii

- Neuropteridae

Neuralethopteris smithsii was named by Lesquereux (1880) [Lesquereux originally classified this species as Neuropteris smithsii.].

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Neuralethopteris smithsii Lesquereux
1880Neuropteris smithsii Lesquereux p. 106 figs. pl. 13, figs. 1-3
2000Neuralethopteris smithsii Goubet et al.

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genusNeuralethopterisLaveine 1967
speciessmithsiiLesquereux 1880

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.

P. Goubet et al. 2000N. smithsii has small pinnules that are often ovoid or round, but sometimes triangular. Pinnules are attached perpendicularly to the rachis. Venation is course and widely spaced, with a distinct midvein. N. smithsii is morphologically similar to, but distinct from N. schlehanii and N. pocohontas. The differences between N. smithsii and the other two species are geographic and stratographic.