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1 December 2018 Identification Key for Pliocene and Quaternary Spiniferites Taxa Bearing Intergonal Processes Based on Observations from Estuarine and Coastal Environments
Audrey Limoges, Laurent Londeix, Kenneth Neil Mertens, André Rochon, Vera Pospelova, Tomasa Cuéllar, Anne de Vernal
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The use of dinoflagellate cyst assemblages as a tool for palaeo-environmental reconstructions strongly relies on the robustness of cyst identification and existing information on the distribution of the different species. To this purpose, we propose a functional key for the identification of Pliocene and Quaternary Spiniferites bearing intergonal processes and depict the range of morphological variation of the different species on the basis of new observations from estuarine and coastal regions. Accordingly, the description of Spiniferites mirabilis is emended to include the new subspecies Spiniferites mirabilis subsp. serratus. We also report the occasional presence of intergonal processes in Spiniferites bentorii and Spiniferites belerius. This key aims to facilitate identification of this group of Spiniferites bearing intergonal processes and standardize cyst identification among researchers.

© 2018 The Author(s). Published by AASP – The Palynological Society This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Audrey Limoges, Laurent Londeix, Kenneth Neil Mertens, André Rochon, Vera Pospelova, Tomasa Cuéllar, and Anne de Vernal "Identification Key for Pliocene and Quaternary Spiniferites Taxa Bearing Intergonal Processes Based on Observations from Estuarine and Coastal Environments," Palynology 42(S1), 72-88, (1 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1465733
Published: 1 December 2018
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