TitleA FOSSIL MYXOMYCETE PLASMODIUM FROM EOCENE-OLIGOCENE AMBER OF THE DOMINICAN-REPUBLIC
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsWaggoner, BM, Poinar, GO
JournalJournal of Protozoology
Volume39
Pagination639-642
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0022-3921
Abstract

The first known fossil slime mold with part of the plasmodium preserved, from Eocene-Oligocene amber of the northern Dominican Republic, is described here. We assign it to the myxomycetes on the basis of its cytoplasmic structure. The paleoecological and evolutionary importance of this fossil is briefly discussed.

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DOI10.1111/j.1550-7408.1992.tb04864.x