Abundacapsa Licari

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000022

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:22

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: 780

Type taxon

Diagnosis

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

Etymology

Refers to the great abundance and spheroidal nature of the fossil

Plant fossil remain

cyanobacteria and other prokaryotes