Kataspinifera baumannii

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Kataspinifera -> Kataspinifera baumannii
Sister taxa: K. baumannii, K. sp.,


Citation: Kataspinifera baumannii Andruleit & Young, 2010
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Undescribed dimorphic genus and species Young et al. 2003 (p78, plate 36/7-0)

Distinguishing features: See generic diagnosis (monospecific)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Kataspinifera baumannii *

Morphology remarks: Coccosphere dimorphic, small cell and very long spines. Coccolith types
Body coccoliths: narrow circular to elliptical rim, with a diagonally orientated central-cross formed of narrow bars and a slender central spine
Spine cocccoliths: circular muroliths with thin flaring rim, a central cross and a very long central spine.

Size: Coccospheres (excluding spines) 4.5-7µm with 50-70 coccoliths; BCs 1.2 to 1.8 µm; Spines 10-20µm.

Ecology & Biogeography: deep photic (sub-thermocline/deep chlorophyll maximum)

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, circular, elliptical, RIM: outer wall non-imbricate, rim-narrow, CA: cross, cross-axial, process, PROCESS: spine, tall,
CSPH: spherical, equant, BC+process, BC-dimorphic, polymorphic, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 1.2->1.8µm; Coccosphere size: 4.5->7µm; Liths per sphere: 50->70
Sources: csph & lith size (BC diameter) from OD
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton (Young et al. 2003)
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in stage). Data source: [JRY rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Kataspinifera


    Andruleit, H. & Young, J. R. (2010). Kataspinifera baumannii: a new genus and species of deep photic coccolithophores resembling the non-calcifying haptophyte Chrysochromulina. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 29: 135-147. gs :: view :: open

    Young, J. R., Geisen, M., Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Probert, I. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2003). A guide to extant coccolithophore taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs :: view :: open


    Kataspinifera baumannii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 7-7-2020

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