Canistrolithus sp. 1 POL

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Alisphaeraceae -> Polycrater -> Canistrolithus sp. 1 POL
Sister taxa: A. gaudii POL, A. unicornis POL, P. sp. ladle-like, C. sp. 1 POL, P. sp.,

Distinguishing features: Distal cup entire, with tubercles


Citation: Canistrolithus sp. 1 POL Young et al., 2003
Rank: Form

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Distinguishing features: Distal cup entire, with tubercles

Morphology remarks: Form very similar to typical Polycrater but with tubercles (or “dots”) on one half of distal surface of cone.

Biology & life-cycles: Combination coccospheres with Canistrolithus sp. 1 observed by Cros & Fortuño 2002

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, N: 3D-radiate, quadrate, CA: nodes,
CSPH: spherical, monomorphic, V-UNITS: all, R-UNITS: none, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 0.7->1µm; Segments: 4->4; Coccosphere size: 10->16µm; Liths per sphere: 1000->1300
Sources: csph & lith length from Cros & Fortuño 2002 & illustrated specs
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See also: Canistrolithus sp. 1 ;

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: Polycrater


    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


    Canistrolithus sp. 1 POL compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 26-4-2019

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