Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000022
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:22
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: 780
Abundacapsa impages Licari
Cells ellipsoidal to spheroidal, characteristically isolated, occasionally paired, invariably closely associated with numerous other cells in seemingly random array, forming colonies of hundreds of cells that probably were enclosed in a mucilaginous matrix. Individual cells measured range from 3.4 to 8.7 μm ± 0.65 μm in mean diameter. Cells tend to be segregated by size. Cell walls poorly defined. Interior of cell relatively dark, occasionally possessing a diffuse dark spot
Refers to the great abundance and spheroidal nature of the fossil
Plant fossil remain
cyanobacteria and other prokaryotes
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