Petrophyton (alga)

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Temporal range: Mid Ordovician
Scientific classification e
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Division: Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Stem group: Corallinales
Genus: Petrophyton
  • Petrophyton kiaeri Hoeg
  • Solenopora richmondense ?(see [1])

Petrophyton is a genus of alga that falls in the coralline stem group.[2]

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  1. ^ Brooke, C.; Riding, R. (1998). "Ordovician and Silurian coralline red algae". Lethaia. 31 (3): 185. doi:10.1111/j.1502-3931.1998.tb00506.x. 
  2. ^ Xiao, S.; Knoll, A. H.; Yuan, X.; Pueschel, C. M. (2004). "Phosphatized multicellular algae in the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, China, and the early evolution of florideophyte red algae". American Journal of Botany. 91 (2): 214–227. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.2.214. PMID 21653378.