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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 313–325 | Cite as

Marine algal flora of the Late Viséan (Early Carboniferous) of the Moscow Basin

  • N. B. Gibshman
  • A. S. Alekseev
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Abstract

New data on the taxonomic composition of the algal flora of the Late Viséan of the Moscow Basin are discussed based on newly collected material. The algal assemblage comprises 24 taxa, 14 taxa identified to species, nine identified to genus, and one taxon not positively identified. Representatives of the genera Anthracoporella, Anthracoporellopsis, Asphaltina, Asphaltinella, Asteroaoujgalia, and Zidella are recorded for the first time from the Upper Viséan of the Moscow Basin. The large geographic ranges of these benthic calcareous algae suggest a relatively free exchange of the floral elements of the Late Viséan Moscow Basin with the remote basins of North America and the Paleotethys in the Aleksinian and Mikhailovian time. The new data fill an important gap in the current state of knowledge of Late Viséan marine algae.

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Algae Carboniferous Late Viséan taxonomy Moscow Basin Russia 

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  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Paleontology, Geology FacultyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Kazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia

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