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

Leiotriletes blairatholensis Foster 1975

IGNS taxon number: 68.

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


1975 Leiotriletes blairatholensis Foster p. 126, pl. 1, figs 1-3.

1979 Leiotriletes blairatholensis Foster p. 27, pl. 1, figs 2, 8, 9.

1994 Leiotriletes sp. cf. L. blairatholensis Foster; Mildenhall p. 13.

Natural affinity: Filicopsida?.

NZ age range: Permian (specimens reworked into Cretaceous sediments).

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.".
© 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).