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Spongiostromate vs. Porostromate Stromatolites and Oncolites

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Phanerozoic Stromatolites

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In Hirmer’s treatise on Paleobotany (1927) Pia defined an equivocal class of lower Thallophytes which he called Schizophyceae; this class included definite blue-green algae like the unicellular form Gloeocapsamorpha, the filamentous genera Rivularia and Oscillatoria. The Schizophyceae also included “families” of uncertain affinities: the Spongiostromata and the Porostromata.

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Monty, C.L. (1981). Spongiostromate vs. Porostromate Stromatolites and Oncolites. In: Monty, C. (eds) Phanerozoic Stromatolites. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67913-1_1

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