Pontosphaera megapachydisca


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Pontosphaera -> Pontosphaera megapachydisca
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, P. japonica, > >>

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pontosphaera megapachydisca Steurbaut 2011
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Very large (16-19 µm), large pores around margin, and a few irregular pores in centre

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Pontosphaera megapachydisca *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, RIM: outer wall acw-imbricate, CA: pores,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: outer-rim, V-prominent, R-UNITS: c-str, inner-rim, px-plate, R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_conjunct, rim-bicyclic, isogyres oblique, isogyres separated,
MetricsLith size: 15->20µm;
Sources: lith size 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 NP14 zone (46.29-49.11Ma, top in Lutetian stage). Data source: Steurbaut 2011
First occurrence (base): within NP13 zone (49.11-50.50Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: Steurbaut 2011

Plot of occurrence data:

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

    References:

    Steurbaut, E. (2011). New calcareous nannofossil taxa from the Ypresian (Early Eocene) of the North Sea Basin and the Turan Platform in West Kazakhstan. Bulletin de l’Institut royal des Science naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre. 81: 247-277. gs :: ::


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

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