GNS Science NZ catalogue of fossil spores and
pollen

New Zealand fossil spores and pollen:
An illustrated catalogue

J.I. Raine, D.C. Mildenhall, E.M. Kennedy


Laevigatosporites major (Cookson 1947) Krutzsch 1959

Illustrations:


Mildenhall 1994 pl. 9, fig. 2
.

Pole & Vajda 2009, fig. 19E

IGNS taxon number: 1.

Turmal classification (after Burger 1994): Anteturma SPORITES; Turma MONOLETES; Suprasubturma ACAVATOMONOLETES; Subturma AZONOMONOLETES; Infraturma LAEVIGATOMONOLETI.

Synonymy:

1947 Monolites major Cookson p. 135, pl. 15, fig. 56.

1959 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch p. 195.

1965 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Harris p. 83, pl. 24, fig. 1.

1968 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Dettmann & Playford p. 82, pl. 8, fig. 2.

1972 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Hekel p. 5,pl. 1, fig. 5.

1974 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Harris p. 511, pl. 1, fig. 1.

1981 Monolites major Cookson; Kar & Jain p. 113, pl. 2, figs 45, 46.

1982 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Playford p. 39, pl. 3, figs 2, 3.

1984 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Raine p. 9.

??non 1984 Laevigatosporites major (Verbitskaja) Zhang Q.B. p. 555, pl. 207, fig. 1 (See Song et al. 2000).

1984 Polypodiaceae; Sadowska in Jahn et al. pl. 3, fig. 6.

1985 Monolites major Cookson; Dogra et al. p. 66, pl. 2, fig. 22.

1986 Monolites major (Cookson) Potonie [sic.]; Rao & Singh p. 276, pl. 2, figs 24, 25.

1987 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Dettmann & Thomson pp. 28-29, fig. 4m.

1988 Laevigatosporites major; Raine & Wilson p. 388.

1989 Laevigatosporites major; Browne & MacKinnon text-figs 8-13.

1990 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Askin p. 153, pl. 2, fig. 8.

1992 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Alley & Broadbridge p. 247, fig. 6A.

1994 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Mildenhall pp. 12, 70, pl. 9, fig. 9.

1994 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Beeston p. 140, fig. 5.

??non 2000 Laevigatosporites major (Verbitzkaya) Zhang Q.B.; Song et al. p. 348, pl. 100, figs 10, 11, 13 (with additional synonymy).

2001 Laevigatosporites major Cookson ex Krutzsch; Stuchlik p. 57, pl. 36, figs 19, 20.

2009 Laevigatosporites major (Cookson) Krutzsch; Pole & Vajda p. 934, fig. 19E.

Note: Here arbitrarily distinguished from L. ovatus on basis of size (L. major larger than 50 microns, L. ovatus less than 50 microns).

Natural affinity: Filicopsida: Aspleniaceae, Blechnaceae, Polypodiaceae, Schizaeaceae, etc.

NZ age range: Cretaceous to Neogene.

Brief description: Spore. Number of distinct wall layers 1. Monolete. Outline in polar view oval. Psilate.


Cite this publication as: "J.I. Raine, D.C. Mildenhall, E.M. Kennedy (2011). New Zealand fossil spores and pollen: an illustrated catalogue. 4th edition. GNS Science miscellaneous series no. 4. http://data.gns.cri.nz/sporepollen/index.htm".
© GNS Science, 2011
ISBN 978-0-478-19871-3
ISSN 1177-2441
(Available also in CD version from: Publications Officer, GNS Science, P.O. Box 30368 Lower Hutt, New Zealand)

DELTA Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993, 1999) should also be cited (see References).

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