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Collenia

Collenia

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Collenia is genus of fossil cyanobacteria that form a particular type of stromatolites.[2]

Description

Collenia are stromatolites made up of convex layers flattened in the center, forming columnar colonies. The microorganisms involved were likely photosynthetic bacteria expiring oxygen.[3]

Fossil record

Collenia stromatolites were very common in the late Precambrian, about 2.2 to 2.4 billion years ago.

References

  1. ^ https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/23529/SMC_64_Walcott_1914_2_77-156.pdf
  2. ^ Rich, Thomas H. V.; Fenton, Carroll Lane; Fenton, Mildred Adams; Rich, Pat Vickers (1996). The fossil book: a record of prehistoric life. New York: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-29371-8.
  3. ^ Carroll Lane Fenton,Pat Vickers Rich,Mildred Adams Fenton,Thomas H. V. Rich The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life

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Collenia: Brief Summary

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Collenia is genus of fossil cyanobacteria that form a particular type of stromatolites.

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