Palaeosiphonella Licari

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000274


Authors: G. R. Licari

Rank: genus

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: 785

Type taxon

Original protologue

Filaments wide, tubular, dichotomously and laterally branched, rarely septate. Filaments not attenuated, straight to slightly curved, seldom recurved, in matlike aggregates. Filaments attain lengths greater than 1,200 μm. Nature of terminations and mode of reproduction unknown.


Refers to the possible siphonaceous nature of the filaments and their great age.

Plant fossil remain

algae - other