Cristatisporites conatus (Lele et Makada) Kavali, Anirb.Roy, M.M.di Pasquo, Gurum., Gau.Sharma et Ajit Kumar nom. inval.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002484


Authors: P. S. Kavali, A. Roy, M. di Pasquo, G. P. Gurumurthy, G. Sharma & A. Kumar

Rank: species

Basionym: Jayantisporites conatus Lele et Makada

Genus: Cristatisporites R.Potonié et Kremp

Invalid name

Reference: Kavali, P. S., Roy, A., di Pasquo, M., Gurumurthy, G. P., Sharma, G. & Kumar, A. (2021): Upper Pennsylvanian age of the lower Talchir Formation in the Wardha Basin, Central India, based on guide palynomorphs present in radiometrically-dated palynozonations in South America, Africa, and Australia. – Ameghiniana 58(4): 318–344., link

Page of description: 326


Holotype 4266, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India
Figures: pl. 1, fig. 17

Original diagnosis/description

Miospores traingular to subtriangular, 55–70 × 50–70 μ in size; trilete mark distinct, rays reaching spore equator; exine proximally laevigate to infrapunctate, distal ornament ranging from broad-based conate to verrucose processess, often bearing fine apical point (Pl. 1, Fig. 19; Text-fig. 8), size of elements 3–5 μ long and 5–8 μ broad, basal confluence of processess well marked forming thick ridges and ± complete reticulum (Pl. 1, Fig. 17); pseudozona imperfect (Pl. 1, Fig. 18), 30–50 elements along spore equator. The tetrads (Pl. 1. Fig. 21; Text-fig. 8A) have relatively smaller elements.


Talchir Formation, late Paleozoic


Patharjore Nala, Jayanti Coalfield, Bihar

Plant fossil remain

pollen and spores



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