Singhisporites tubbus Glasspool

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000194


Author: I. Glasspool

Rank: species


Reference: Glasspool, I. (2000): Megaspores from the Late Permian, Lower Whybrow coal seam, Sydney Basin, Australia. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 110(3–4): 209–227.

Page of description: 221

Illustrations or figures: pl. III, figs 1–7, pl. IV, figs. 1–7, pl. V, figs. 1–4


Holotype , Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. III, figs 1–3

Note: No inventory no. given in GLaspool 2000: Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 110: 209–227.

Note by I. Gaspool in 2018: Type specimens to be reposited at the Natural History Museum, London, but temporarily housed in Paleobotany Collections at Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

Original diagnosis/description

Amb circular, contact area wide, distinct, marked by low arcuate ridges. Trilete laesurae distinct, high and narrow, frequently tapering in height from megaspore apex to arcuate ridges. Exine ornamented proximally and distally, with short, less than 25 μm in length, frequently furcate, basally thickened, flattened processes, with ragged margins.


named after Mr A.R. Tubb, of East Sussex, an enthusiastic supporter of my geological career


Plies 1 and 2 of the Lower Whybrow Seam, Mount Leonard Formation, Wittingahm Coal Measures, Late Permian, APP5 palynozone Dulhuntyispora


South Bulga Mine, Hunter Coalfield, Sydney Basin, Australia

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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