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

Monosulcites perspinosus Couper 1953


Couper 1953, pl. 8, fig. 133

IGNS taxon number: 872.

Turmal classification (after Burger 1994): Anteturma POLLENITES; Turma MONOSULCATES.


1951 Filicales; Incertae Sedis. n.sp. B; Couper, Table 1.

1953 Monosulcites perspinosus Couper, p. 65, pl. 8, fig. 133.

1969 Couperipollis perspinosus (Couper) Venkatachala & Kar: p. 61.

non 1972 Spinizonocolpites perspinosus (Couper) Hekel: 8, pl. 3, fig. 22.

Note: Nomen dubium, see discussion in Mildenhall & Pocknall (1989, pp. 25-26): not relocated in type slides, probably based on folded specimen of Tubulifloridites, Malvacipollis or Malvacearumpollis.

Type species of Couperipollis Venkatachala & Kar, 1969.

NZ age range: Neogene.

Brief description: Pollen. Monocolpate/monosulcate.

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).