Dasyclad-like problematic fossils from the lower Cambrian of North Greenland
2014 (English)In: Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, ISSN 0031-0220, E-ISSN 1867-6812, Vol. 88, no 4, 367-374 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The problematic fossil Kordesphecia nyeboensis gen. et sp. nov. from the lower Cambrian of North Greenland resembles the slightly younger, putative dasycladalean alga Amgaella Korde, 1957 in terms of its spirally arranged rhombic cells and central cavity. It differs in adding new cells through the sequential addition of roofing plates ('shingles') to pre-existing cell rows rather than encrusting lateral branches in dasycladalean fashion, in which character it seems comparable to the contemporaneous Lenaella Korde, 1959) from Siberia of unknown affinity. Kordesphecia is classified as incertae sedis but may be a stem-group dasycladalean.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 88, no 4, 367-374 p.
Problematica, Alga, Stem-group Dasycladales, Lower Cambrian, North Greenland, Taxonomy
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239755DOI: 10.1007/s12542-013-0202-4ISI: 000345093200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239755DiVA: diva2:775288