On the age of fossil diatoms
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Department of Phycology, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lubicz 46, 31-512 Kraków, Poland
Online publication date: 2015-06-23
Publication date: 2015-06-23
Acta Palaeobotanica 2015; 55(1): 115-117
The finding of fossil freshwater diatoms in late Cretaceous chert in Mexico suggests – together with all the discoveries of fossil freshwater diatoms known from positions older than the Cretaceous – that the extinct marine Cretaceous diatom taxa cannot be considered to be the oldest.
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