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Coralline Algae from the Eocene Atascadero Limestone
J. Harlan Johnson and Issac A. Tafur
Journal of Paleontology
Vol. 26, No. 4 (Jul., 1952), pp. 537-543
Published by: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1299842
Page Count: 9
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The upper Eocene Atascadero limestone of northwestern Peru locally contains abundant well-preserved coralline algae. Thirteen species are described of which six are new. They include representatives of the genera Archaeolithothamnion, Lithothamnion, Lithophyllum, Mesophyllum and Lithoporella.
Journal of Paleontology © 1952 SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology