J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2001, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (10): 1072-1076.

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New Discoveries of Phaeophycean Fossils in the Early Cambrian, Haikou, Kunming,Yunnan, Southwest China

XU Zhao-Liang   


The paper deals with the new phaeophycean fossils in the Early Cambrian from Chengjiang Biota at Ercai Village of Haikou, Kunming, Yunnan, Southwest China. Three new taxa, Punctariopsis latifolia gen. et sp. nov., P.simplex gen. et sp. nov. and Vendotaenia cf. antiqua Gnilovskaya are described here in detail. These new findings show that the Chengjiang Biota is high in species diversity of fossil algae and might offer new evidence for a better understanding of the Cambrian explosive biological evolution. The fossil genus described here is found to have a close relationship with the living Punctaria based on similar morphology. The results suggest that the Chengjiang Biota in Haikou area of Kunming was living in an intertidal and subtidal seawater environment.


摘要:主要报道了产自云南海口耳材村早寒武世筇竹寺组玉案山段澄江生物群中的褐藻化石——拟点叶藻(Punctariopsis latifolia gen. et sp. nov.)、简单拟点叶藻(Punctariopsis simplex gen. et sp. nov.)和古文德带藻(Vendotaenia cf. antiqua Gnilovskaya) 3种.这些化石丰富了澄江生物群物种的多样性,为研究该群生物爆发性演化提供了新的证据.同时通过对现生褐藻和褐藻化石形态学的比较研究,表明化石属和现代属在系统演化上可能有较密切的亲缘关系,并进一步证明了澄江生物群在云南海口地区发生于一个潮间带和亚潮带的海水环境.

关键词: 云南海口;早寒武世;褐藻化石

Key words: Haikou of Yunnan, Early Cambrian, phaeophycean fossils

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