A new family of calcareous microfossils from the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden

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Publication Details

Author(s): Munnecke A, Servais T, Vachard D
Journal: Palaeontology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: No OnlineOpen
Publication year: 2000
Volume: 43
Journal issue: 6
Pages range: 1153-1172
ISSN: 0031-0239
eISSN: 1475-4983


Abstract


Scanning electron microscopy of polished, slightly etched rock surfaces of samples from the Silurian of Gotland. Sweden, revealed the presence of excellently preserved calcareous microfaunas and microfloras. This paper illustrates several morphotypes of calcareous micro-organisms of unknown biological affinity, attributed to the new family Ovummuridae. Specimens of Ovummurus duoporrius Minoura and Chitoku, a problematical microfossil, which was first described from the Upper Pennsylvanian of Kansas, USA. were found in addition to comparable micro-organisms attributed to the following new taxa: Minourella gotlandica gen. et sp. nov., Arouxina pluricellata gen. et sp. nov. and Samtlebenella circumcamerata gen. et sp. nov. In addition, a few other problematical micro-organisms, probably belonging to the same family, are described under open nomenclature. The enigmatic microfossils are compared with other known calcareous organisms, their possible biological affinities are discussed, and the different stages of diagenetic alteration and destruction are illustrated.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Munnecke, Axel Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


External institutions with authors

LILLE 1 University - Science and Technology


How to cite

APA:
Munnecke, A., Servais, T., & Vachard, D. (2000). A new family of calcareous microfossils from the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden. Palaeontology, 43(6), 1153-1172. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4983.00165

MLA:
Munnecke, Axel, Thomas Servais, and Daniel Vachard. "A new family of calcareous microfossils from the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden." Palaeontology 43.6 (2000): 1153-1172.

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