A review of rare and less well known extant marine organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst taxa of the orders Gonyaulacales and Suessiales from the Northern Hemisphere

Type Article
Date 2020-08
Language English
Author(s) Limoges Audrey1, Van Nieuwenhove Nicolas1, Head Martin J.2, Mertens KennethORCID3, Pospelova Vera4, Rochon André5
Affiliation(s) 1 : Department of Earth Sciences, University of New Brunswick, 2 Bailey Drive, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada
2 : Department of Earth Sciences, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada
3 : LER BO, Station de Biologie Marine, Ifremer, Place de la Croix, BP40537, F-29185 Concarneau CEDEX, France
4 : School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Bob Wright Centre A405, PO Box 1700, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada
5 : Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, 310 allée des Ursulines, Rimouski, QC G5L 3A1, Canada
Source Marine Micropaleontology (0377-8398) (Elsevier BV), 2020-08 , Vol. 159 , P. 101801 (20p.)
DOI 10.1016/j.marmicro.2019.101801
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Keyword(s) Dinoflagellate cysts, Gonyaulacales, Suessiales, Marine sediment, Quaternary
Abstract

Dinoflagellate resting cysts with rare exception produce the only discrete link between the biology of extant dinoflagellate species and their fossil record. The geological preservability of such cysts allows them to be used for quantitative paleoecological reconstructions, especially in the Quaternary, and for biostratigraphy and the calibration of molecular clocks with the geological record. This contribution reviews and updates the taxonomy of 27 uncommon dinoflagellate cyst species and morphotypes belonging to the orders Gonyaulacales and Suessiales with occurrences in upper Quaternary marine sediments of the Northern Hemisphere. Comparative descriptions and illustrations are provided along with the biological affinity of each taxon where known and lowest stratigraphic occurrence.

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Limoges Audrey, Van Nieuwenhove Nicolas, Head Martin J., Mertens Kenneth, Pospelova Vera, Rochon André (2020). A review of rare and less well known extant marine organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst taxa of the orders Gonyaulacales and Suessiales from the Northern Hemisphere. Marine Micropaleontology, 159, 101801 (20p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2019.101801 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00593/70487/