Anthosphaera origami

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


Citation: Anthosphaera origami Cros & McGrane 2014
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Anthosphaera sp. type A (origami art), Cros and Fortuño, 2002

Distinguishing features: Anthosphaera species with ornamented coccoliths; CFCs with ornamented blade ending in spine-like rows of crystallites. BCs with large perforations separated by radial rows of crystallites; concave distal surface with a flange and a central distally pointed triangle.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: A. origami *

Size: Coccosphere ca. 5 µm; body coccolith length 1.0 – 1.4 µm; body coccolith width ca. 0.8 µm; body coccolith height ca. 0.8 µm; circum-flagellar coccolith (long axis) ca. 1µm; circum-flagellar coccolith height ca. 1-2 µm.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: pores, process,
CSPH: equant, elongated, CFC,
MetricsLith size: 1->1.4µm; Coccosphere size: 4->6µm; Liths per sphere: 50->70
Data source notes: morphom data from Cros & Fortuño (2002)
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in stage). Data source: JRY

Plot of occurrence data:


Cros, L. & Fortuño, J. -M. (2002). Atlas of northwestern Mediterranean coccolithophores. Scientia Marina. 66: 1-186. gs V O

Cros, L. & McGrane, P. B. (2014). Anthosphaera origami sp. nov., a planktonic coccolithophore with characteristic paper-boat-shaped structures. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 34(special): 23-25. gs V O


Anthosphaera origami compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 24-10-2020

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