Maculosphaera kingstonensis Licari
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000271
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:271
Author: G. R. Licari
Reference: Licari, G. R. (1978): Biogeology of the late pre-Phanerozoic Beck Spring Dolomite of eastern California. – Journal of Paleontology 52(4): 767–792.
Page of description: 784
Illustrations or figures: pl. 1, fig. 8, pl. 2, figs 1–3, 5–6, 10
Name is type for
Holotype n/n, Biogeology Clean Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Figures: pl. 1, fig. 8
Note: Licari (1978): Holotype is on thin section C250(38) from the Cloud Collection. Coordinates (22.7, 7.7).
As for the genus. Table 1 summarizes pertinent morphologic features.
Named for the type locality in the Kingston Range.
The fossiliferous outcrops occur 2,900 m below the lowest metazoan trace fossils, are younger than 1.7 b.y. and are correlated to the Apache Group of Arizona, bracketed between radiometric ages of 1.2 and 1.4 b.y.
Locality 3 of 8/11/68 – Black laminated chert from partially silicified stromatolites within the top one meter of exposed outcrop of the Beck Spring Dolomite on the north slope of the Kingston Range, south side of road 0.5 km east-southeast of Horse Thief Springs, north-eastern San Bernardino County, California. Unsurveyed NE¼ sec. 2, T19N, R10E, of Horse Thief Springs Quadrangle, California-Nevada (1:62,500). Elevation about 1,344 m.
Plant fossil remain
algae - other
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