Orpikania freucheni Peel
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000528
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:528
Author: J. S. Peel
Genus: Orpikania Peel
Reference: Peel, J. S. (2018): An epiphytacean-Girvanella (Cyanobacteria) symbiosis from the Cambrian (Series 3; Drumian) of North Greenland (Laurentia). – Bulletin of Geosciences 93(3): 327–336.
Page of description: 330
Illustrations or figures: fig. 2B–E, H–J, N
Name is type for
Holotype PMU 31759, Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Figures: fig. 2B, C
Note: Holotype: from GGU sample 315119 [GGU indicates a sample made during regional geological campaigns of Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse (Geological Survey of Greenland)].
Paratypes: PMU 31761, PMU 31763–31765, PMU 31767, PMU 31768 from GGU sample 315119.
Multi-axial epiphytacean with cylindrical dichotomous branches about 100 μm in diameter and with points of branching about 1 mm apart. Cell height about half of filament width; mineralized sheath thin, reflecting the underlying cell structure.
For Peter Freuchen (1886–1957), Danish author, adventurer and arctic explorer, after whom Freuchen Land was named.
Cambrian, Cambrian Series 3, Drumian
Ekspedition Bræ Formation
Southern Freuchen Land, North Greenland
Plant fossil remain
cyanobacteria and other prokaryotes
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