Kataspinifera


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Kataspinifera
Sister taxa: Balaniger, Formonsella, Kataspinifera, Pappomonas, Papposphaera, Picarola, Pocillithus, Pseudowigwamma, Quaternariella, Ventimolina, Vexillarius, Wigwamma,

Daughter taxa: (blue => in age window 0-800Ma)
See generic diagnosis (monospecific)
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species

Taxonomy:

Citation: Kataspinifera Andruleit & Young, 2010
Rank: Genus
Type species: Kataspinifera baumannii Andruleit & Young 2010

Distinguishing features: Coccoliths distal rim smooth; with axial cross and spine;
Coccosphere dimorphic, some coccoliths with very long spines

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Kataspinifera *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, circular, elliptical, RIM: outer wall non-imbricate, rim-narrow, CA: cross, cross-axial, PROCESS: spine, tall,
CSPH: spherical, BC+process, BC-dimorphic, polymorphic, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 1.2->1.8µm; Coccosphere size: 4.5->7µm; Liths per sphere: 50->70
Sources:
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: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Andruleit, H. & Young, J. R. (2010). Kataspinifera baumannii: a new genus and species of deep photic coccolithophores resembling the non-calcifying haptophyte Chrysochromulina. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 29: 135-147. gs


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Kataspinifera compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 15-12-2019

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