Pontosphaera formosa


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Pontosphaera -> Pontosphaera formosa
Sister taxa: << < P. discopora, P. distincta, P. enormis, P. desuetoidea, P. geminipora, P. longiforaminis, P. megapachydisca, P. veta, P. syracusana, P. alta, P. panarium, P. versa, P. wallacei, P. latoculata, P. sp.A, P. formosa, P. wechesensis, P. fimbriata, P. brinkhuisii, P. hollisii, P. romansii, P. japonica, P. plana, P. rimosa, P. pectinata, P. wilsonii, P. punctosa, P. clinosulcata, P. perforomarginata, P. pulcheroides, P. pulchra, > >>

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pontosphaera formosa (Bukry & Bramlette, 1969) Romein, 1979
Rank: Species
Basionym: Syracosphaera formosa Bukry & Bramlette, 1969
Variants: Syracosphaera labrosa Bukry & Bramlette (1969) - flange translucent in plane polarised light

Distinguishing features: Large (9-17 µm) Pontosphaera with high flaring rim and distal flange that displays discernible elements in light microscope. The plate is thin and indistinct in XPL, typically with large central hole.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Syracosphaera formosa * , Syracosphaera labrosa *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, RIM: flange-distal, outer wall acw-imbricate, CA: vacant,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: outer-rim, V-prominent, R-UNITS: all, c-str, distal shield, inner-rim, px-plate, R-prominent, DETAILS: isogyres oblique, isogyres separated, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 9->17µm;
Sources: lith size from Bown 2005
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP21 zone (32.92-34.44Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]
First occurrence (base): within NP14 zone (46.29-49.11Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]

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: Pontosphaera formosa, synonyms included - Pontosphaera excelsa; Pontosphaera formosa; Pontosphaera labrosa; Syracosphaera formosa; Syracosphaera labrosa;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Pontosphaera

    References:

    Bown, P. R. & Newsam, C. (2017). Calcareous nannofossils from the Eocene North Atlantic Ocean (IODP Expedition 342 Sites U1403–1411). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(1): 25-60. gs :: view :: open

    Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs :: view :: open

    Bukry, D. & Bramlette, M. N. (1969b). Some new and stratigraphically useful calcareous nannofossils of the Cenozoic. Tulane Studies in Geology. 7: 131-142. gs :: view :: open

    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 :: ::

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1977a). Albian to Pleistocene calcareous nannofossils from the Western South Atlantic, DSDP Leg 39. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 39: 699-823. gs :: view :: open

    Romein, A. J. T. (1979). Lineages in Early Paleogene calcareous nannoplankton. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 22: 231-. gs :: ::

    Varol, O. (1998). Palaeogene. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 200-224. gs :: ::


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    Pontosphaera formosa compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 5-6-2020

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