CATALOG - Anacanthoica caballicarus

Folder trail: Farinacci -> A -> Anacanthoica -> Anacanthoica caballicarus
Folders this level: A. caballicarus, A. mitra, A. solomonica,

Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly complied on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989 and updated by Richard Howe 2000-2016 - see also this page.
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Current identification/main database link: Acanthoica quattrospina Lohmann, 1903

Compiled data

Citation: Anacanthoica caballicarus Lecal 1967
Rank: Species
Type locality: Mediterranean
Standardised type level: 160_HOLOCENE
Type repository: Toulouse Lab de Zoologie ? (this is where Lecal was based)
Repository Country: France
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 20005 (Howe)
Language: FR

According to the description of Lecal (1967), the single coccolith on which this species was based was 3.5 µm long and had 23 laths. The large size would suggest A. maxima, but the coccoliths of that species (or variant of A. quattrospina?) have far more laths (40-56 according to the original description). Since the number of laths is anomalously low for a coccolith of Acanthoica this size, it is quite possible that the magnification of the TEM was incorrectly calibrated. [my interpretation - JRY 2020]



Anacanthoica caballicarus: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci and Richard Howe. Viewed: 26-2-2020

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