DATABASE OF CORALLINE ALGAE

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Michael W. Rasser's Home of Fossil Coralline Algae

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This database contains 1.525 fossil and present-day coralline algal species (as well as selected other calcareous red algal species) from 147 references (the youngest is from 1995).

I started this work several years ago in order to get an overview of the numerous fossil coralline algal species, most of them (if not all) are of incertain taxanomic status. Now, as I realized that this database will never be finished, I decided to put it on the web and hope that it may be usefull for some other people working on this topic and looking for algal descriptions. Due to its preliminary character, this database contents several errors (sorry for this). If you find some mistakes and want me to change it, just send me an e-mail.

References are available via the link in the left frame.

The database is sorted by the name of the species and contains the following fields:
Species
Genus (writing according to the cited references!!!!!!)
First description (of the species; not complete)
Cited by
Citation year
Pages and figures (not complete)
Quality of description (l = no descr.; n, ? = I did not check this; +/- = good/poor)
Age (rezent = Recent; P = Paleocene; E = Eocene; O = Oligocene; M = Miocene; pli/plei = Plio/Pleistocene; 1-2-3 means lower-middle-upper)

And here is the database!
Click on the first letter of the species you are looking for:

A B C D E F
G H I J K L
M N O P Q R
S T U V W to Z

Actually, this is not a searchable database, but several lists sorted by species names. However, if there is a huge response, I could try to generate a "true" searchable database.

Michael Rasser