Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Holococcoliths -> convex -> Flosculosphaera -> Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis
Sister taxa: F. calceolariopsis, F. sacculus,


Citation: Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis Jordan & Kleijne in Kleijne et al., 1991
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Liths 3-4 µm tall, with two proximal flanges.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, H: cavate, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, RIM: flange-midwall, flange-proximal, H: tube (Holos), CA: H: distal-cover, H: distal-cover-domal, closed, PROCESS: hollow,
CSPH: spherical, equant, monomorphic, V-UNITS: ds-surface, V-prominent, R-UNITS: rim, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 3.3->4.2µm; Coccosphere size: 16->24µm; Liths per sphere: 100->150
Sources: lith size (height) from Kleijne 1991; csph size from illustrated specimens;
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: Flosculosphaera


    Kleijne, A., Jordan, R. W. & Chamberlain, A. H. L. (1991). Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis gen. et sp. nov. and F. sacculus sp. nov., new coccolithophorids (Prymnesiophyceae) from the NE Atlantic. British Phycological Journal. 26: 185-194. 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 :: view :: open


    Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 1-6-2020

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