An evaluation of sporocarp structure in the Triassic fungus Endochaetophora

J. F. White, T. N. Taylor

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Abstract

Morphological and anatomical studies are made of three fossil fungi from silicified peat deposits of Triassic age from Antarctica. Structural features of sporocarps are evaluated and compared to those of the previously described Triassic fungus Endochaetophora antarctica. Features exhibited by these fossils suggests that they may be related to E. antarctica. Increasingly evidence is accumulating that this type of fossil fungus is not related to the Ascomycotina, but rather to an independent group, of which the extant Endogonaceae may be the sparse descendents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalReview of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Volume61
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Palaeontology

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