Anthosphaera sp. type C

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


Citation: Anthosphaera sp. type C Cros & Fortuño, 2002
Rank: informal

Distinguishing features: BCs minute, 0.5-0.7µm, flattened

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Morphology remarks: BCs minute (0.5-0.7 µm) only partially calcified, there is an outer ring of rhombohedral crystallites and inner cone of crystallites (usually collapsed), with gap between. CFCs with high arch ending in point (total height 1.5-2 µm), base similar to that of BCs.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, H: cavate, conical, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: H: fabric-concentric, closed, PROCESS: hollow,
CSPH: ovoid, spherical, equant, elongated, CFC, CFC+bridge, polymorphic,
MetricsLith size: 0.4->0.8µm; Coccosphere size: 5->8µm; Liths per sphere: 180->280
Sources: morphom data from Cros & Fortuño (2002)
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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


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


    Anthosphaera sp. type C compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 22-2-2020

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