Abas (diatom): Brief Summary
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Abas is an extinct genus of diatoms consisting of only one known species: Abas wittii. Originally observed as a fossil genus classified with diatom spore forms under the name Syringidium. Abas was observed to be live from the Eocene to Oligocene epoch appearing in tropical sites.
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Abas R. Ross et P. A. Sims, Bacillaria 3: 119. 30 Jun 1980. T.: A. wittii (A. Grunow) R. Ross et P. A. Sims (Syringidium wittii A. Grunow) Upper Eocene to Oligocene; Cambridge Estate, Barbados. FOSSIL-BACILLARIOPHYCEAE-BIDDULPHIACEAE (2) 9 Feb 1996
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