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  Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
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Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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Thallophytic algal flora from a new Silurian Lagerstätte; pp. 38–42

(Full article in PDF format) doi:10.3176/earth.2009.1.04


Authors

Oive Tinn, Tõnu Meidla, Leho Ainsaar, Tõnu Pani

Abstract

Algae have always been the most diverse and numerous eukaryotic autotrophs in marine ecosystems. Both fossil and molecular data point to an early Proterozoic origin for algae. Although known for their long evolutionary history, the fossil record of algae is sparse and mainly remains of taxa with heavily calcified thalli are preserved. However, fossils of noncalcareous algae, known as extremely sporadic and occasional finds from different parts of the world, provide important insights into the palaeobiology of algal flora in the Earth’s past. Here we describe highly diverse flora of noncalcareous thallophytic algae from a Silurian age deposit.

Keywords

Silurian, Konservat-Lagerstätte, thallophytic algae, Estonia.

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