Gephyrocapsa sp.

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Isochrysidales -> Noelaerhabdaceae -> Gephyrocapsa -> Gephyrocapsa sp.
Sister taxa: G. oceanica, G. muellerae, G. ornata, G. ericsonii, G. sp elevated bridge, G. caribbeanica, G. omega, G. lumina, G. small, G. sp.,


Citation: Gephyrocapsa sp.
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
MetricsLith size: 0->0µm;
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: same as genus
First occurrence (base): within NN14 zone (3.92-4.13Ma, base in Zanclean stage). Data source: same as genus

Plot of occurrence data:

  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Gephyrocapsa sp., synonyms included - Gephyrocapsa (large); Gephyrocapsa > 4.5; Gephyrocapsa Group 1; Gephyrocapsa Group 2; Gephyrocapsa Group 3; Gephyrocapsa Group 4; Gephyrocapsa large; Gephyrocapsa medium-sized; Gephyrocapsa oceanica (medium); Gephyrocapsa oceanica (q); Gephyrocapsa oceanica (small); Gephyrocapsa oceanica ss; Gephyrocapsa sp.; Gephyrocapsa sp. (large); Gephyrocapsa sp. 3; Gephyrocapsa sp. cf. G. aperta; Gephyrocapsa sp. medium; Gephyrocapsa sp.3 medium; Gephyrocapsa spp.; Gephyrocapsa spp. (>4 microns); Gephyrocapsa spp. (large >5.5 microns); Gephyrocapsa spp. (large); Gephyrocapsa spp. (small); Gephyrocapsa spp. A-B; Gephyrocapsa spp. C-D; Gephyrocapsa spp. large (>5.5 microns); Gephyrocapsa spp. medium; Gephyrocapsa spp. medium (>3 microns); Gephyrocapsa spp. small (<4 microns); Medium Gephyrocapsa spp.; Gephyrocapsa sp. medium (4-5.5 µm); Gephyrocapsa sp. cf. sinuosa;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Gephyrocapsa


    Rio, D. (1982). The fossil distribution of coccolithophore genus Gephyrocapsa Kamptner and related Plio-Pleistocene chronostratigraphic problems. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 68: 325-343. gs :: view :: open

    Wise, S. W. & Wind, F. H. (1977). Mesozoic and Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils recovered by DSDP Leg 36 drilling on the Falkland Plateau, south-west Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 36(269-491): -. gs :: view :: open

    Young, J. R. (1998). Neogene. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 225-265. gs :: ::


    Gephyrocapsa sp. compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 10-7-2020

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