Bullasphaera Licari

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000278

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:278

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: 789

Type taxon

Original protologue

Spheroidal structures that are invariably separate but may be associated with similar bodies. Outer wall generally granular, less commonly smooth, refractive index greater than quartz, generally clear, less commonly iron-stained, unornamented or variously ornamented with many short spines or one prominent long plug or spine of constant diameter more birefringent than quartz. Observed diameter varies from 1.9 to 8.1 μm.


Refers to the refractive bubblelike nature of these structures.

Plant fossil remain

algae - other