A new disaccate pollen grain from the Triassic of Argentina

Eduardo G. Ottone, Cecilia Rodríguez Amenábar


Cedripites tectus sp. nov., from the Middle to Late Triassic Rincón Blanco Group of San Juan province, west of Argentina, is a haploxylonoid to slightly dyploxilonoid disaccate pollen grain with a longitudinally oval ambo The corpus is almost rhombic in polar view and trapezium-like in off-polar compression. The sacci show a strong distal inclination and merge gradually with the corpus, encompassing a narrow cappula about one tenth of the corpus breadth. A brief discussion on Cedrus-like fossil miospores
validates the usage of Cedripites Wodehouse.

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