Article: New and little-known Permian and Cretaceous Codiaceae (calcareous algae) from the Middle East
Graham F. Elliott
Four Codiaceae (calcareous chlorophyte algae) are described from the Middle East. Anchicodium sindbadi sp. nov., Tauridium kurdistanensis sp. nov., and Aphroditicodium aurantium gen. et sp. nov. are from the Permian: Boueina hochstetteri Toula (Lower Cretaceous) is a first Middle East record. Aphroditicodium is compared with other segmented Codiaceae from Ordovician to Recent, and their characters are tabulated.