Dinoflagellate cysts in surface sediment samples of METEOR cruises M20/2, M23/1, M34/1, M34/2, M34/3 and M34/4, supplement to: Zonneveld, Karin A F; Brune, Anja; Willems, Helmut (2000): Spatial distribution of calcareous dinoflagellate cysts in surface sediments of the Atlantic Ocean between 13°N and 36°S. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 111(3-4), 197-223

Karin A F Zonneveld, Anja Brune & Helmut Willems
To enhance the limited information available about the palaeo-ecological significance of calcareous dinoflagellates, we have studied their lateral distribution in surface sediments of the equatorial and south Atlantic between 13°N and 36°S. Calcareous dinoflagellate cysts appear to be widely distributed throughout the studied area. In the surface sediments, concentrations (cyst per gram dry sediment) of the vegetative stage Thoracosphaera heimii are generally higher than that of the (presumably) calcareous resting cysts. Distribution patterns in surface...
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