Balaniger HOL


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Holococcoliths -> tubeless -> tubeless-minute -> Balaniger HOL
Sister taxa: Balaniger HOL, Calciarcus, Quaternariella HOL,

Distinguishing features: Monomorphic. Coccoliths are organic scales with a few pyramidal ?crystallites.


Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)
Cell saddle-shaped, 3-5 µm long; scales irregularly elliptical about 0.5 x 0.3 µm; pyramids 0.1-0.15 µm open triangular cones with faceted or rounded apices, about 10 pyramids per scale.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Balaniger Thomsen & Oates 1978 HOL
Rank: Genus
Type species: Balaniger balticus Thomsen & Oates 1978 (=Balaniger virgulosa)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Balaniger *

Distinguishing features: Monomorphic. Coccoliths are organic scales with a few pyramidal ?crystallites.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, skeletal, irregular, CA: nodes,
CSPH: oblate (broad), ovoid, monomorphic,
MetricsLith size: 0.3->0.5µm; Coccosphere size: 3->5µm;
Sources: lith and csph size from illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

See also: Balaniger - heterococcolith life-cyle phase;

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Thomsen, H.A. & Oates, K. (1978). Balaniger balticus gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophiceae) form Danish coastal waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 58: 773-779. GS


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Balaniger HOL compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 20-5-2019

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