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AuthorI.M. van Waveren
TitleChitinous palynomorphs and palynodebris representing crustacean exoskeleton remains from sediments of the Banda Sea (Indonesia)
JournalScripta Geologica
Volume105
Year1994
Pages1-25
ISSN0357-7587
AbstractPalynological residues from surface sediments in the Banda Sea (Indonesia) are characterised by the presence of chitinous palynomorph types that can be correlated with exoskeletons of crustaceans, notably calanoid copepods. A series of 27 palynomorph types are described and informally categorised. Also the quantitatively prominent transparent palynodebris and its diffuse degradation products are derived from crustaceans. Selective preservation of the chitinous remains is considered to be related to the effects of high plankton production and high sedimentation rate.
Classification38.21
Document typearticle
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