Sporopollenin Dinoflagellate Cysts : their morphology and interpretation / by William R. Evitt.

By: Evitt, William R [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Dallas, Texas : American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation 1985Copyright date: ©1985Description: xv, 333 pages : illustrations, photograph, (black and white)Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 093187100X (hardback)Subject(s): Dinoflagellates, Fossil | Petroleum geology | Dinoflagellate cysts
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"This volume honors the memory of Georges Deflandre 1897-1973 and Alfred Eisenack 1891-1982, whose studies on fossil microplankton, during 90 collective years of active research, laid the foundation of our knowledge of dinoflagellate cysts"--Verso of title page.

Includes bibliographic references (pages 301-316) and index.

Introduction -- Part I. On Dinoflagellates in general -- Chapter 1. - Aspects of living Dinoflagellates -- Chapter 2. - Aspects of the Dinoflagellate fossil record -- Part II. Morphology of the Cyst -- Note of descriptive terminology -- Chapter 3. - Basic organization of Theca and Cyst -- Chapter 4. - The Cysts wall: Stratification and structure, surface relief, and formative processes -- Chapter 5. - Tabulation and Paratabulation --Chapter 6. -- The Archeopyle -- Part III. Interpretation of the Cyst -- Chapter 7 - Guides to Interpretation -- Chapter 8. - Analytical Procedure; Major Morphological categories -- Chapter 9. - Morphology of P-Cysts -- Chapter 10. - Morphology of G-Cysts. I.Gc-, Gv-, Gp-, Gq-, and Gs-Cysts -- Chapter 11. - Morphology of G-Cysts. II. Cysts distinguished by intratabular and nontabular features -- Chapter 12. - Morphology of other Cyst categories -- Chapter 13. - Thoughts on classification and evolution.

This volume aims to summarize what is currently known about the morphology of sporopollenin dinflagellate cysts and to provide guides for their interpretation. Its immediate basis is a short course involving about 80 hours of lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory work, which I have presented to numerous small groups of professional paleontologists and to my advanced graduate students during the last dozen years. More generally it draws on experience with fossil dinoflagellates that began in 1956, shortly after I joined William S. Hoffmeister's palynology research group in the Carter Oil Company, then the site of geological research for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (now Exxon Corporation)--Preface.

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