Anthosphaera lafourcadii

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Holococcoliths -> tubeless -> Anthosphaera -> Anthosphaera lafourcadii
Sister taxa: S. marginiporata HOL, S. molischii HOL, A. lafourcadii, A. origami, A. periperforata, A. sp. type C, A. sp.,


Citation: Anthosphaera lafourcadii (Lecal 1967) Kleijne, 1991
Rank: Species
Basionym: Helladosphaera lafourcadii Lecal 1967

Distinguishing features: Like S. molischii HOL but BCs small, with irregular crystallites

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Helladosphaera lafourcadii * , ,

Morphology remarks: Like A. fragaria, but BCs smaller (ca. 1 µm), and with less regular crystallites, ring of pores more consistently present, rim narrower; CFCs with low process (<1 µm).

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, H: cavate, conical, elliptical, RIM: flange-proximal, CA: H: fabric-irregular, pores,
CSPH: ovoid, spherical, CFC, CFC+bridge, polymorphic,
MetricsLith size: 0.8->1.1µm; Coccosphere size: 4->5µm; Liths per sphere: 60->80
Sources: morphom data from Cros & Fortuño (2002) & Kleijne 1991
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: Anthosphaera


    Lecal, J. (1967). Le nannoplancton des Côtes d'Israel. Hydrobiologia. Acta Hydrobiologica. Limnologica et Protistologica. 29: 305-387. gs


    Anthosphaera lafourcadii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 18-7-2019

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