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Microfossils from the Orgueil meteorite

Frank L. Staplin
Microfossils from the Orgueil meteorite
Micropaleontology (1962) 8 (3): 343-346


Analysis of a sample from the Orgueil meteorite which fell near Orgueil, France, in 1864, showed the presence of microfossils of unknown age and affinities, most of which resemble unicellular algae with acid-resistant pellicles, as well as a few Cretaceous microfossils and some Recent contaminants. Caelestites sexangulatus n.g. n.sp. and Clausisphaera fissa n.g. n.sp. are represented among the forms described.

ISSN: 0026-2803
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 8
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Microfossils from the Orgueil meteorite
Author(s): Staplin, Frank L.
Pages: 343-346
Published: 1962
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1962-005220
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrologyGeneral paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N42°30'00" - N51°00'00", W05°00'00" - E08°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1962
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