Taxonomic revision of some Cretaceous-Cenozoic spiny organic-walled peridiniacean dinoflagellate cysts

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doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2008.11.006
Author(s): Sluijs, Appy; Brinkhuis, Henk; Williams, Graham L.; Fensome, Rob A.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Utrecht University, Laboratory of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Utrecht, Netherlands
Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic), Canada
Volume Title: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Source: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 154(1-4), p.34-53. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0034-6667 CODEN: RPPYAX
Note: In English. 72 refs.; illus., incl. 6 plates, sketch map
Summary: In the marginal marine Eocene sediments recovered on Ocean Drilling Program Leg 189, offshore Tasmania, the dominant peridiniacean dinoflagellate cysts in many samples are spiny forms with generally steno-isodeltaform 2a plates assigned to Spinidinium, Vozzhennikovia and allied genera. Many of the species are endemic Antarctic taxa. Based on new observations we propose taxonomic revisions on the basis of the distribution of the ornamentation and the shape of the second anterior intercalary (2a) plate, as well as the nature of archeopyle formation, which always involves the 2a plate. We regard Magallanesium and Volkheimeridium to be taxonomic junior synonyms of Spinidinium. We erect the genus Moria and the species Moria zachosii, Spinidinium schellenbergii, Vozzhennikovia stickleyae and Vozzhennikovia roehliae. We also propose a new morphological term, "proximosutural". The refinement of these taxonomic concepts and the addition of new taxa will enable spiny peridinaiacean dinocysts to be more effectively used in biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental interpretations. Abstract Copyright (2009) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2009
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 09 Paleontology, Paleobotany; Antarctica; Australasia; Australia; Cenozoic; Classification; Cores; Dinoflagellata; Endemic taxa; Eocene; Indian Ocean; Leg 189; Lithofacies; Microfossils; Moria; Morphology; ODP Site 1170; ODP Site 1171; ODP Site 1172; Ocean Drilling Program; Pacific Ocean; Paleogene; Palynomorphs; South Pacific; Southern Ocean; Southwest Pacific; Spinidinium; Tasman Sea; Tasmania Australia; Taxonomy; Tertiary; Vozzhennikovia; West Pacific
Coordinates: S471000 S470900 E1460300 E1460200
S483000 S482900 E1490700 E1490600
S435800 S435700 E1495600 E1495500
Record ID: 2011021115
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