Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp 1473–1479 | Cite as

Endophytic Micromycetes on the Leaves of the Genus Taxodium Richard (Cupressaceae) from the Lower Paleocene of the Amur Region

  • N. P. MaslovaEmail author
  • A. B. Sokolova
  • D. V. Vasilenko
  • T. M. Kodrul
  • A. V. Tobias


Traces of damage on fossil Taxodium leaves from the Tsagayan Formation of the Arkhara-Boguchan brown coal field (Amur Region, Russia; Paleocene) are studied using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). It is shown that the damage was caused by endophytic micromycetes. The problems of classification of microscopic damage to fossil plants are discussed.


Taxodium fossil plant damage fungal endophytes Paleocene Amur Region 



The study is supported the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, projects 17-54-53069 GFEN (NM, AS), 16-04-01498 (DV), 18-04-00322 (DV). This study was performed in the framework of the State Task Program no. 0135-2016-0001 (TK) at the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Maslova
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. B. Sokolova
    • 1
  • D. V. Vasilenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. M. Kodrul
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. V. Tobias
    • 5
  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Cherepovets State UniversityCherepovetsRussia
  3. 3.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Sun-Yat-Sen University No. 135GuangzhouP. R. China
  5. 5.St. Petersburg UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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