GNS Science NZ catalogue of fossil spores and

New Zealand fossil spores and pollen:
An illustrated catalogue

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

Polypodiaceoisporites papuanus (Khan 1976) Pocknall 1985


Pocknall 1985, fig. 3a

Pocknall 1985, fig. 3b

Pocknall 1985, fig. 4a

Pocknall 1985, fig. 4b

Pocknall 1991 fig. 4e

IGNS taxon number: 303.

Turmal classification (after Burger 1994): Anteturma SPORITES; Turma TRILETES; Suprasubturma ACAVATITRILETES; Subturma CINGULATI; Infraturma MURORNATI.


1976 Cingulatisporites papuanus Khan p. 757, fig. 6.

1978 Pteris comans; Nelson p. 567.

1985 Polypodiaceoisporites papuanus (Khan) Pocknall pp. 334-335, 339, figs 3, 4.

1989 Polypodiaceoisporites papuanus (Khan); Pocknall & Turnbull p. 378.

1989 Polypodiaceoisporites papuanus; Pocknall p. 5.

1991 Polypodiaceoisporites papuanus (Khan) Pocknall; Pocknall pp. 410-411, fig. 4E.

Natural affinity: Filicopsida: Pteridaceae (Pteris, cf. Pteris comans)


NZ age range: Paleogene to Neogene.

Brief description: Spore. Cingulate. Trilete.

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.".
© GNS Science, 2011
ISBN 978-0-478-19871-3
ISSN 1177-2441
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DELTA Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993, 1999) should also be cited (see References).