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Sporites H. Potonié, 1893 †

1323887  (urn:lsid:irmng.org:taxname:1323887)

uncertain > nomen dubium (no longer used at genus rank, refer note)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
fossil only
Not documented
Taxonomic remark A homotypic synonym of Sporangites J.W. Dawson 1863 according to Index Nominum Genericorum. From Christopher, 1976: The...  
Taxonomic remark A homotypic synonym of Sporangites J.W. Dawson 1863 according to Index Nominum Genericorum. From Christopher, 1976: The generic name Sporites was originally established by H. Potonié (1893, p. 185) for the reception of large megaspores, but was subsequently used by numerous palynologists to describe a wide variety of microspores. R. Potonié (1952) elevated [in fact: re-used] the name Sporites to a suprageneric taxonomic ranking [Anteturma, above Turma, approximately equivalent to class, for all spores; cf. Anteturma Pollenites for all pollen], and most palynologists have abandoned the generic name Sporites in favor of more descriptive names. If the information in ING is correct, technically Sporites is a synonym of Sporangites Dawson since it shares the same type (S. papillata, interpreted as a sporangium not a spore on account of its large size, refer Schopf et al., 1944), however the name is retained here (not synonymised) since it has subsequently been used as a genus of spores, not sporangia. By contrast, Andrews, 1955 states that the type of Sporites is S. plicatus, designated by Schopf, 1938 in an emendation. (For unknown reason, this generic name is omitted from Andrews' 1970 update of the same work). [details]
IRMNG (2024). Sporites H. Potonié, 1893 †. Accessed at: https://www.irmng.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1323887 on 2024-06-13
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2007-05-28 22:00:00Z
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2011-12-31 23:00:00Z
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basis of record Index Fungorum (May 2009 version). , available online at http://www.indexfungorum.org/
note: as fossil fungus, authorship incorrectly given as H. Wolff bis (1934) [details]   

basis of record Farr, E. R.; Zijlstra, G. (eds). (1996-current). Index Nominum Genericorum (ING). A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the ICN: International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants. [previously: organisms covered by the International Code for Botanical Nomenclature] (2007 version). , available online at https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/botany/ing/
note: author given as R. Potonié (son), although H. Potonié (father) appears correct based on other sources [details]   

additional source Andrews, H. N. (1955). Index of Generic Names of Fossil Plants, 1820-1950. Geological Survey Bulletin 1013. United States Government Printing Office, Washington, 262 pp.
note: gives type as S. plicatus (cf. other sources including IFPNI) [details]   

additional source Batten, D. J.; Kovach, W. L. (1990). Catalog of Mesozoic and Tertiary Megaspores. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Contribution Series, Vol. 24, 227pp.
note: as accepted genus [details]   

status source Christopher, R. A. (1976). Morphology and taxonomic status of Pseudoschizaea Thiergart and Frantz ex R. Potonié emend. <em>Micropaleontology.</em> 22(2): 143-150., available online at https://doi.org/10.2307/1485396 [details]   

status source Schopf, J. M.; Wilson, L. R.; Bentall, R. (1944). An annotated synopsis of Paleozoic fossil spores and the definition of generic groups. Illinois State Geological Survey, Report of Investigations no. 91, 72 pp. plus plates.
note: as per Sporangites, refer note [details]   

name verified source Christopher, R. A. (1976). Morphology and taxonomic status of Pseudoschizaea Thiergart and Frantz ex R. Potonié emend. <em>Micropaleontology.</em> 22(2): 143-150., available online at https://doi.org/10.2307/1485396 [details]   

extant flag source Farr, E. R.; Zijlstra, G. (eds). (1996-current). Index Nominum Genericorum (ING). A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the ICN: International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants. [previously: organisms covered by the International Code for Botanical Nomenclature] (2007 version). , available online at https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/botany/ing/ [details]   

habitat flag source as per family [details]   
From other sources
Taxonomic remark A homotypic synonym of Sporangites J.W. Dawson 1863 according to Index Nominum Genericorum. From Christopher, 1976: The generic name Sporites was originally established by H. Potonié (1893, p. 185) for the reception of large megaspores, but was subsequently used by numerous palynologists to describe a wide variety of microspores. R. Potonié (1952) elevated [in fact: re-used] the name Sporites to a suprageneric taxonomic ranking [Anteturma, above Turma, approximately equivalent to class, for all spores; cf. Anteturma Pollenites for all pollen], and most palynologists have abandoned the generic name Sporites in favor of more descriptive names. If the information in ING is correct, technically Sporites is a synonym of Sporangites Dawson since it shares the same type (S. papillata, interpreted as a sporangium not a spore on account of its large size, refer Schopf et al., 1944), however the name is retained here (not synonymised) since it has subsequently been used as a genus of spores, not sporangia. By contrast, Andrews, 1955 states that the type of Sporites is S. plicatus, designated by Schopf, 1938 in an emendation. (For unknown reason, this generic name is omitted from Andrews' 1970 update of the same work). [details]

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