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

Velosporites triquetrus (Lantz 1958) Dettmann 1963

IGNS taxon number: 319.

Turmal classification (after Burger 1994): Anteturma SPORITES; Turma TRILETES; Suprasubturma PERINOTRILETES; Subturma AZONOPEROTRILETES.


1958 Laricoidites triquetrus Lantz p. 926, pl. 5, figs 51-54.

1963 Velosporites triquetrus (Lantz) Dettmann pp. 82-83, pl. 19, figs 1-3.

1978 Velosporites triquetrus (Lantz) Dettmann; Backhouse p. 31, pl. 4, fig. 4.

1980 Velosporites triquetrus (Lantz) Dettmann; Burger p. 61, pl. 15, figs 10, 16.

1984 Velosporites triquetrus (Lantz) Dettmann; Raine p. 9.

1988 Retispora triquetra (Lantz) Backhouse p. 67, pl. 9, fig. 7; pl. 15, fig. 4.

Natural affinity: Filicopsida?.

NZ age range: Cretaceous.

Brief description: Spore. Number of distinct wall layers 2. Cavate. Trilete. Outline in polar view circular. Proximal surface hemispherical.

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
(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).