A new view on Nematothallus: coralline red algae from the Silurian of Gotland

@article{Smith2013ANV,
  title={A new view on Nematothallus: coralline red algae from the Silurian of Gotland},
  author={Martin R. Smith and Nicholas J. Butterfield},
  journal={Palaeontology},
  year={2013},
  volume={56}
}
Abstract: The thalloid carbonaceous fossil Nematothallus Lang, 1937, has been widely interpreted as an early Palaeozoic land‐plant, despite the absence of a convincing modern analogue. Exceptionally well‐preserved nematophyte cuticle from the Late Silurian Burgsvik Sandstone Formation, Gotland provides additional insight into the organism’s anatomy, phylogenetic affiliations and ecology. Because this material exhibits additional characters not present in the type material we assign it to… 

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