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Taxonomy of Visean marine calcareous algae, Fernie, British Columbia(Canada)
Mamet, B. (2006). Taxonomy of Visean marine calcareous algae, Fernie, British Columbia(Canada). Riv. ital. paleontol. stratigr. (Testo stamp.) 112(3): 323-357
In: Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. Università degli Studi di Milano: Milano. ISSN 0035-6883, more
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    Carboniferous; calcareous marine algae; taxonomy; diversity

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  • Mamet, B.

    Reports a diverse microflora from the Late Visean Opal Member, Fernie, Rocky Mountains, Canada. A shallow-water limestone level yields forty identifiable taxa of green and red algae associated with microproblematica. Four species are new: Cabrieropora opalae, Cribrokamaena ferniensis, Koninckopora pachytheca and Moravammina? enigmatica. Inferred sedimentation is open marine, in normal salinity, from the middle part of the euphotic zone, within the fair-weather wave zone. A semi-restricted lagoon located nearby provides floated calcispheres. The high diversity is due to the excellent preservation of the thalli which were protected by a thin early coating of bacterial micrite.

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