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


Biretisporites modestus McKellar 1974

Illustrations:


Zhang & Grant-Mackie 2001, fig. 9A

IGNS taxon number: 42.

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

Synonymy:

1974 Biretisporites modestus McKellar p. 4, pl. 1, figs 1-4.

1997 Biretisporites modestus McKellar; Zhang & Grant-Mackie p. 14, pl. 9, fig. 1.

2001 Biretisporites modestus; Thorn p. 281.

2001 Biretisporites modestus McKellar; Zhang & Grant-Mackie p. 590, fig. 9A.

2002 Obtusisporis modestus (McKellar) McKellar ??

2002 Obtusisporis modestus (McKellar) McKellar; Sajjadi & Playford p. 21, pl. 1, fig.17.

Natural affinity: Filicopsida.

NZ age range: Triassic to Jurassic (boundary zones).

Brief description: Spore. 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. 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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