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New Microorganisms from the Aphebian Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario

Andrew H. Knoll, Elso S. Barghoorn and Stanley M. Awramik
Journal of Paleontology
Vol. 52, No. 5 (Sep., 1978), pp. 976-992
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1303843
Page Count: 17
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New Microorganisms from the Aphebian Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario
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Abstract

Two new algal taxa are described from the approximately 2,000 m.y. old Gunflint Iron Formation, Ontario. Leptoteichos golubicii, n. gen. et sp., were relatively large (5-31 μm) spherical plankters living in the water column above the central portions of the Gunflint basin. Post-mortem degradation processes have acted on this taxon to produce a "spot cell" organization similar to that exhibited by younger putatively eukaryotic cells; however, L. golubicii is here placed among the Algae incertae sedis and considered to be a probable cyanophyte. Megalytrum diacenum, n. gen. et sp., is the preserved sheath of a colonial chroococcalean blue-green alga. It constitutes an allochthonous element of the algal chert facies microbiota of the Gunflint Iron Formation.

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