Acanthoica maxima


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Syracosphaerales -> Rhabdosphaeraceae -> Acanthoica -> Acanthoica maxima
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 maxima Heimdal in Heimdal & Gaarder, 1981
Rank: Species
Synonyms:

Distinguishing features: Like A. quattrospina but liths larger (3.5-4 µm), elongate oblong, with large gaps between radial cycle elements

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Acanthoica maxima [no catalog entry yet], Anacanthoica caballicarus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: planolith, elliptical, CA: grill, PROCESS: conical, length-slow, low, spine,
CSPH: spherical, AAC, AAC+process, CFC, CFC+process, polymorphic, R-UNITS: c-str, spine, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 3.5->4µm; Liths per sphere: 45->90
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:

    Heimdal, B. R. & Gaarder, K. R. (1981). Coccolithophorids from the northern part of the eastern central Atlantic II. Heterococcolithophorids. “Meteor” Forschungsergebnisse. Reihe D, Biologie. 33: 37-69. gs

    Lecal, J. (1967). Le nannoplancton des Côtes d'Israel. Hydrobiologia. Acta Hydrobiologica. Limnologica et Protistologica. 29: 305-387. 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 maxima compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 21-9-2019

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