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Temporal range: Doushantuou
Scientific classification e
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Division: Rhodophyta
Total group: Florideophyceae
Genus: Wengania
Zhang, 1989[1]
  • W. globosa Zhang, 1989[1]
  • W. exquisita Zhang et al., 1998[2]
  • W. minuta Xiao, 2004[3]

Wengania is a non-differentaited, non-mineralized algal thallus under a millimeter in diameter.[4]


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  2. ^ Zhang, Y; Yin, L; Xiao, S; Knoll, AH (1998). "Permineralized fossils from the terminal Proterozoic Doushantuo Formation, South China". Journal of Paleontology. 72 (4, Supplement): 1–52. doi:10.1017/S0022336000059977 (inactive 2018-04-19). JSTOR 1315592. 
  3. ^ Xiao, S. (2004). "New Multicellular Algal Fossils and Acritarchs in Doushantuo Chert Nodules (Neoproterozoic; Yangtze Gorges, South China)". Journal of Paleontology. 78 (2): 393–401. doi:10.1666/0022-3360(2004)078<0393:NMAFAA>2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 4094885. 
  4. ^ 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.