Pocillithus spinulifer

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Pocillithus -> Pocillithus spinulifer
Sister taxa: P. spinulifer,


Citation: Pocillithus spinulifer Dunkley Jones et al. 2009
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Coccoliths with high, narrow walls; central-area with axial cross supporting tall spine

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Pocillithus spinulifer * , ,

Size: base length ca 1.1µm; spine lenth 4-6µm

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, RIM: outer wall non-imbricate, rim-narrow, CA: cross, cross-axial, PROCESS: spine, tall,
CSPH: not known, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 1->1.2µm;
Sources: lith size (BC diameter) from OD and slightly extended
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Oligocene Sub-Epoch (28.09-33.89Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: Dunkley Jones et al. 2009
First occurrence (base): within Late Paleocene Sub-Epoch (55.96-59.24Ma, base in Thanetian stage). Data source: Bown 2010

Plot of occurrence data:

  • (NB There is no histogram as there are no occurrence records for the taxon in the Neptune database) Parent: Pocillithus


    Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31: 11-38. gs

    Dunkley Jones, T., Bown, P. R. & Pearson, P. (2009). Exceptionally well preserved upper Eocene to lower Oligocene calcareous nannofossils (Prymnesiophycidae) from the Pande Formation (Kilwa Group), Tanzania. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 7(4): 359-411. gs


    Pocillithus spinulifer compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 17-7-2019

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