Gephyrocapsa ericsonii protohuxleyi type with thorn

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Isochrysidales -> Noelaerhabdaceae -> Gephyrocapsa -> Gephyrocapsa ericsonii -> Gephyrocapsa ericsonii protohuxleyi type with thorn
Sister taxa: G. ericsonii ericsonii type, G. ericsonii protohuxleyi type, G. ericsonii protohuxleyi type with half bridge, G. ericsonii protohuxleyi type with thorn,


Citation: Gephyrocapsa ericsonii protohuxleyi type with thorn Cros & Fortuño, 2002
Rank: informal

Distinguishing features: distal shield with slits between the elements and additional spine or spines

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, skeletal, elliptical, RIM: slits, spine(s), CA: bridge, bridge-diagonal, grill, bar,
CSPH: spherical, equant, monomorphic, V-UNITS: none, R-UNITS: all, c-str, distal shield, prox shield, tube, R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_conjunct, isogyres kinked, isogyres oblique, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 1.5->2.3µm; Coccosphere size: 3->4µm;
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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: Gephyrocapsa ericsonii


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


    Gephyrocapsa ericsonii protohuxleyi type with thorn compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 9-7-2020

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