Acanthoica biscayensis


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Syracosphaerales -> Rhabdosphaeraceae -> Acanthoica -> Acanthoica biscayensis
Sister taxa: A. quattrospina, A. acanthifera, A. acanthos, A. biscayensis, A. janchenii, A. maxima, A. sp A, A. backmanii, A. cohenii, A. laffittei, A. sp.,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Acanthoica biscayensis Kleijne, 1992
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Like A. quattrospina but liths larger (2.5-3 µm), oblong, no gaps between radial cycle elements.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Acanthoica biscayensis *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: planolith, elliptical, CA: grill, process, PROCESS: conical, length-slow, low, spine,
CSPH: spherical, equant, AAC, AAC+process, CFC, CFC+process, polymorphic, R-UNITS: c-str, spine, R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 2.5->3µm; Liths per sphere: 25->50
Sources: lith size from Kleijne 1992 (BC width); lith numbers from Yang & Wei 2003, range inferred from single estimate
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: Acanthoica

    References:

    Kleijne, A. (1992). Extant Rhabdosphaeraceae (coccolithophorids, class Prymnesiophyceae) from the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Scripta Geologica. 100: 1-63. gs

    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


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    Acanthoica biscayensis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 28-3-2020

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