Abstract

The fungal spore genus MediaverrunitesJarzen & Elsik 1986 from the Miocene of Mizoram, northeast India is herein validated. It is a monoaperturate fungal amerospore with verrucae along the equatorial region that either remain free, or merge to form an equatorial band. Two new species, Mediaverrunites elsikii and Mediaverrunites mulleri, are described; the latter is designated as the type. Mediaverrunites appears to have a reliable range base within the Miocene, and is an index for warm tropical paleoclimates.

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