Girvanella pituutaq Peel

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000530

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:530

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: 333

Illustrations or figures: fig. 2A

Types

Holotype PMU 31758, Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Figures: fig. 2A

Note: holotype: from GGU sample 315119 [GGU indicates a sample made during regional geological campaigns of Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse (Geological Survey of Greenland)]

Original protologue

Thin-walled, cylindrical filaments, about 60–80 μm in external diameter, regularly twisted together into a rope.

Etymology

From ‘pituutaq’, the Greenlandic word for rope, alluding to the twisting together of the filaments.

Stratigraphy

Cambrian, Cambrian Series 3, Drumian
Ekspedition Bræ Formation

Locality

Denmark
Southern Freuchen Land, North Greenland, Greenland

Plant fossil remain

cyanobacteria and other prokaryotes