Name: Tortotubus protuberans Johnson
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Tortotubus protuberans

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Author: Johnson



Genus: Tortotubus

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Auxier, B., Bazzicalupo, A., Betz, E., Dee, J. M., Le Renard, L., Roushdy, M. M., … & Berbee, M. (2016). No place among the living: phylogenetic considerations place the Palaeozoic fossil T. protuberans in Fungi but not in Dikarya. A comment on M. Smith (2016). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

Smith, M. R. (2016). Cord‐forming Palaeozoic fungi in terrestrial assemblages. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

According to Dr. Martin Smith, a paleontologist at Durham University, UK, a fossil dating from the Silurian period of the Palaeozoic era, about 440 million years ago, is not only the oldest example of a fossilized fungus, but is also the oldest fossil of any terrestrial organism yet found.

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