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

Spheripollenites classopolloides (Nilsson 1958) Playford & Dettmann 1965

IGNS taxon number: 409.

Turmal classification (after Burger 1994): Anteturma POLLENITES; Turma ALETES-INAPERTURATES; Suprasubturma ACAVATALETES; Subturma AZONALETES; Infraturma LAEVIGATI.


1958 Crassipollenites classopolloides Nilsson p. 74, pl. 7, figs 3-5.

1965 Spheripollenites classopolloides (Nilsson) Playford & Dettmann p. 160, pl. 17, figs 62, 63.

1990 S. classopolloides (Nilsson) Playford & Dettmann; de Jersey & Raine p. 53.

Natural affinity: Gymnospermopsida.

NZ age range: Jurassic.

Brief description: Pollen. Regular tetrahedral tetrad. Alete, or monoporate.

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).