Helicosphaera walbersdorfensis


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Helicosphaeraceae -> Helicosphaera -> H. walbersdorfensis group -> Helicosphaera walbersdorfensis
Sister taxa: H. stalis, H. vedderi, H. walbersdorfensis, H. waltrans, H. watkinsii,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Helicosphaera walbersdorfensis Muller, 1974
Rank: Species
Variants:
Synonyms:

Distinguishing features: Medium sized. Flange ends in broad wing. Central-area with two normally oblique pores separated by narrow conjunct bar.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Helicosphaera walbersdorfensis + * , Helicosphaera muellerae * , Helicosphaera californiana * , Helicosphaera minuta *


Size: Medium-sized, 5-8µm. NB In the original description of Muller (1974) the size is quoted 3.5-4.5 µm but the plate magnification indicate that the specimens are significantly larger.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, asymmetric, RIM: wing, CA: bar-diagonal NE-SW, bar-diagonal,
CSPH: ellipsoidal, varimorphic, V-UNITS: distal shield, R-UNITS: blanket, c-str, px-plate, DETAILS: ca_conjunct, rim-bicyclic, isogyres kinked, isogyres oblique, isogyres separated,
MetricsLith size: 5->8µm;
Sources:
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NN8 zone (10.55-10.89Ma, top in Pannonian stage). Data source: Boesiger et al 2017
First occurrence (base): within NN4 zone (14.91-17.95Ma, base in Burdigalian stage). Data source: Boesiger et al 2017

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: Helicosphaera walbersdorfensis, synonyms included - Helicosphaera california; Helicosphaera californiana; Helicosphaera minuta; Helicosphaera mullerae; Helicosphaera walbersdorfensis; space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: H. walbersdorfensis group

    References:

    Boesiger, T. M., de Kaenel, E., Bergen, J. A., Browning, E. & Blair, S. A. , . (2017). Oligocene to Pleistocene taxonomy and stratigraphy of the genus Helicosphaera and other placolith taxa in the circum North Atlantic Basin. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(2-3): 145-175. gs

    Bukry, D. (1981b). Pacific coast coccolith stratigraphy between Point Conception and Cabo Orientes, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 63. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 63: 445-471. gs

    Müller, C. (1974c). Nannoplankton aus dem Mittel-Miozän von Walbersdorf (Burgenland). Senckenbergiana Lethaea. 55: 389-405. gs

    Müller, C. (1981). Beschreibung neuer Helicosphaera-Arten aus dem Miozän und Revision biostratigraphischer Reichweiten einiger neogener Nannoplankton-Arten. Senckenbergiana Lethaea. 61: 427-435. gs

    Theodoridis, S. (1984). Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Miocene and revision of the helicoliths and discoasters. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 32: 1-271. gs

    Varol, O. (1989a). Calcareous nannofossil study of the central and western Solomon Islands. Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources Earth Sciences. 239-268. gs

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


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    Helicosphaera walbersdorfensis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 22-8-2019

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    Ines Galovic (Croatia)
    First occurrence is observed in Paratethian NN4b subzone of Badenian (Andreyeva-Grigorovich et al., 2001), which belongs to Mediterranean MNN4b respectinely (Fornaciari et al, 1996).
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