Girvanella lianiformis Peel

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000529

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:529

Authors: J. S. Peel

Rank: species

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: 332

Illustrations or figures: fig. 2D, F, G, J, K, O, P

Types

Holotype PMU 31762, Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Figures: fig. 2F, G

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 31760, PMU 31765, PMU 31766, PMU 31769 from GGU sample 315119

Original protologue

Cylindrical filaments about 40 μm in external diameter, single or loosely tangled; attached to substrate with a curved or sinuous holdfast.

Etymology

From the resemblance to the lianas, climbing vines, of present day tropical deciduous forests which use trees to support their climb upwards towards the light.

Stratigraphy

Cambrian, Cambrian Series 3, Drumian
Ekspedition Bræ Formation

Locality

Denmark
Southern Freuchen Land, North Greenland, Greenland

Plant fossil remain

cyanobacteria and other prokaryotes