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Phycosiphon was named by von Fischer-Ooster (1858). Its type is Phycosiphon incertum.

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1858Phycosiphon von Fischer-Ooster
1975Phycosiphon Hantzschel

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genusPhycosiphonvon Fischer-Ooster 1858

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

W. Hantzschel 1975Small U-shaped loops; frequently branched; in large numbers forming antler-shaped systems; similar to asymmetrical very small Rhizocorallium; parallel or oblique to bedding planes.
No measurements are available
No ecological data are available

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Givetian to the top of the Burdigalian or 388.10000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections (4 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Emsian - Eifelian407.6 - 387.7Brazil (Piaui) P. sp. (37135)
Early/Lower Givetian388.1 - 383.7Brazil (Parana) P. sp. (106996)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Chile P. sp. (180187)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Chile P. sp. (78525)