Anderson, Lyall I (2009) First non-calcified dasycladalean alga from the Carboniferous. Neues Jahrbuch fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie, 251 (1). pp. 119-128. ISSN 00777749

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Abstract

A non-calcified dasycladalean alga is described from the Mississippian of Scotland. This occurrence constitutes the first Carboniferous record of non-calcified dasyclads. The fossils are preserved as carbonaceous remains within siderite nodules. Preservation of their delicate structure suggests that the algae were preserved in situ or experienced minimal transport from life habitat. Associated fauna include small adult shells of the bivalve Naiadites obesus, palaeoniscid fish and a distinctive tooth of the shark Ageleodus pectinatus. The presence of these algae provides further evidence that some of the Strathclyde Group sediments of the Midland Valley of Scotland were deposited in relatively shallow water marine conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alga Carboniferous Dasycladales Kingsbarns Mississippian Scotland Uncatoella Ageleodus
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 11:19
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2013 14:38
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/180

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