Pontosphaera sp.A


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Pontosphaera -> Pontosphaera sp.A
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, P. plana, P. rimosa, P. pectinata, P. wilsonii, P. punctosa, P. clinosulcata, P. perforomarginata, P. pulcheroides, > >>

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pontosphaera sp. A
Rank: Species
Notes & discussion: The images included here appear to illustrate an undescribed Early Eocene morphotype

Distinguishing features: Pontosphaera with flaring rim, central area with two large openings [my interpretation - JRY 2017]

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

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MetricsLith size: 0->0µm;
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Eocene Sub-Epoch (47.84-55.96Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source:
First occurrence (base): within Early Eocene Sub-Epoch (47.84-55.96Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source:

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:

    Bramlette, M. N. & Sullivan, F. R. (1961). Coccolithophorids and related nannoplankton of the Early Tertiary in California. Micropaleontology. 7(2): 129-188. gs :: ::

    Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971c). Elektronenmikroskopische untersuchungen an Coccolithen und verwandten Formen aus dem Eozan von Danemark. Biologiske Skrifter, Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. 18(3): 1-76. gs :: ::


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

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