Microconchid encrusters colonizing land plants : the earliest North American record from the Early Devonian of Wyoming , USA

@inproceedings{Caruso2012MicroconchidEC,
  title={Microconchid encrusters colonizing land plants : the earliest North American record from the Early Devonian of Wyoming , USA},
  author={Joseph A Caruso and T Caruso},
  year={2012}
}
Plant fossils in the Early Devonian Beartooth Butte Formation (Wyoming, USA) are colonized by microconchid encrusters which are found on several plant taxa, at two fossil localities in the formation, and whose tube coil diameters range from 230 to 1170 lm. Colonization is densest on broad Drepanophycus devonicus stems where microconchid individuals encompassing broad size ranges co-occur in close vicinity. This indicates exposure to microconchid colonization and, therefore, submergence of the… CONTINUE READING

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