Grypania Walter et al. 1976 (green algae)

Grypania

Full reference: M. R. Walter, J. H. Oehler, and D. Z. Oehler. 1976. Megascopic Algae 1300 Million Years Old from the Belt Supergroup, Montana: A Reinterpretation of Walcott's Helminthoidichnites. Journal of Paleontology 50(5):872-881

Parent taxon: Chlorophyta according to M. R. Walter et al. 1976

Sister taxa: Bryopsidophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Dasycladophyceae, Indopolia, Lanceoforma, Microfasta, Monostysisyrinaceae, Palaeomastigocladus, Proterotainia, Pseudopalaeoporella, Schizosporis, Sgrossoella, Sinophyllum, Sphaeroporella, Thaumatoporellales, Ulvophyceae

Subtaxa: Grypania spiralis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Ediacaran of China (1 collection)

• Neoproterozoic of China (1), United States (2: Montana)

• Mesoproterozoic of India (1)

• Rhyacian of United States (1: Michigan)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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