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Neuralethopteris biformis

- Neuropteridae

Taxonomy
Neuralethopteris biformis was named by Lesquereux (1880) [Holotype: Neuropteris biformis. Lesquereux considered N. biformis and N. elrodii to be conspecific. However, N. elrodii should be assigned to N. schlehanii.].

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Neuralethopteris biformis Lesquereux p. 121 figs. pl. 13, fig.7
1880Neuropteris biformis Lesquereux p. 121 figs. pl. 13, fig. 7
1937Neuropteris rectinervis Jongmans figs. pl. 23, figs. 50-51
1989Neuralethopteris larischii Gillespie et al. figs. pl.1, fig. 15
2000Neuralethopteris biformis Goubet et al.
2005Neuralethopteris biformis Dilcher et al. p. 163

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
familyNeuropteridae
RankNameAuthor
genusNeuralethopterisLaveine 1967
speciesbiformisLesquereux 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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
P. Goubet et al. 2000Pinnules are large, elngated and cordate; the apex is usually roundly acute. Venation is course with a well marked midvein. Secondary veins fork twice, and sometimes a third time near the margin. N. biformis is abundant in Alabama, but does not show large morphological variability.