Pontosphaera longiforaminis

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Pontosphaera -> Pontosphaera longiforaminis
Sister taxa: P. multipora, 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, > >>


Citation: Pontosphaera longiforaminis (Baldi-Beke 1964) de Kaenel & Villa 1996
Rank: Species
Basionym: Discolithus longiforaminis Baldi-Beke 1964
Notes & discussion: In SEM this is a distinctive morphotpye and it seems to be characterisitc of the Early Miocene.  The name Pontosphaera longiforaminis was applied in this sense by de Kaenel & Villa (1996) and this usage is followed here although it is less clear if the holotype of Baldi-Beke exactly correspnods. [JRY 2017]

Distinguishing features: Pontosphaera with central rea protruding above rim, marginal cycle of elongates pores and more irregular central part.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Discolithus longiforaminis *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: pores, V-UNITS: V-prominent, R-UNITS: R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_conjunct, rim-bicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 0->0µm;
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Middle Miocene Sub-Epoch (11.62-15.97Ma, top in Serravallian stage). Data source: range of specimens illustrated here
First occurrence (base): within Early Miocene Sub-Epoch (15.97-23.03Ma, base in Aquitanian stage). Data source: range of specimens illustrated here

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Baldi-Beke, M. (1964). Untersuchungen an Coccolithophoriden aus dem Miozan des Mecsek-Gebirges. Magyar Allami Foldtani Intezet Evi Jelentese. 1961(1): 161-173. gs :: ::

    de Kaenel, E. & Villa, G. (1996). Oligocene-Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoeecology from the Iberian Abyssal Plain. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 149: 79-145. gs :: view :: open

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

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1972b). Remarks on Late Cretaceous to Pleistocene coccoliths from the North Atlantic. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 12: 1003-1069. gs :: view :: open


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

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