Scyphosphaera hamptonii

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Scyphosphaera -> Scyphosphaera hamptonii
Sister taxa: S. apsteinii, S. brevis, S. campanula, S. globulata, S. hamptonii, S. hemirana, S. intermedia, S. lagena, S. porosa, S. pulcherrima, S. tubifera, S. ventriosa, S. columella, S. expansa, S. interstincta, S. olla, S. tercisensis, S. tubicena, S. sp.,

Short diagnosis: Small cylindrical Scyphosphaera with narrow circular base


Citation: Scyphosphaera hamptonii da Gama & Varol 2013
Rank: Species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Scyphosphaera hamptonii [no catalog entry yet]

Short diagnosis: Small cylindrical Scyphosphaera with narrow circular base

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, tubular, elliptical, RIM: outer wall acw-imbricate, CA: plate, pores,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: outer-rim, R-UNITS: c-str, inner-rim, px-plate, DETAILS: rim-bicyclic, isogyres oblique, isogyres separated,
MetricsLith size: 8->12┬Ám;
Sources: lith height from OD and slightly extended
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Geological Range:
Notes: Recorded by da Gama and Varol (2013) as occurring in Gulf of Aden, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, West Africa, North Africa, Brazil and Trinidad.
Last occurrence (top): within NN11 zone (5.59-8.29Ma, top in Messinian stage). Data source: da Gama & Varol 2013
First occurrence (base): within NN11 zone (5.59-8.29Ma, base in Tortonian stage). Data source: da Gama & Varol 2013

Plot of occurrence data:


da Gama, R.O.B.P. & Varol, O., (2013). New Late Oligocene to Miocene Species. Journal of Nannoplankton Research, 33(1): 1-12.


Scyphosphaera hamptonii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 15-12-2017

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Tamsin (UK)
Hi, I was wondering about the published age for this species - it's stated on here as NN2-NN4, however looking at the original publication, it suggests NN11. Any thoughts?
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