Encyclopedia of Geobiology

2011 Edition
| Editors: Joachim Reitner, Volker Thiel


  • Joachim Reitner
  • Volker Thiel
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9212-1_234

Acritarchs are organic-walled acid-resistant microfossils known from the Proterozoic and throughout the Phanerozoic. The position of these microfossils is still uncertain. A number of acritarch genera have been assigned to Green Algae; others are considered to bear some resemblance to the cysts of dinoflagellates. For more information, please refer to entries “Algae, Eukaryotic” and “Protozoa.”


Green Alga Acritarch Genus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Reitner
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  • Volker Thiel
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  1. 1.University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany