Pontosphaera syracusana


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Pontosphaera -> Pontosphaera syracusana
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 ⟩⟨> >>

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pontosphaera syracusana Lohmann, 1902
Rank: Species
Synonyms:

Distinguishing features: Rim strongly elevated, narrow, flaring; central-area occupied by thin plate with numerous small pores.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: P. syracusana * , D. horus * , D. niteus * , K. lepida * , P. alboranensis * , C. attenuatus *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: ca_conjunct, pores,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 10->15µm; Coccosphere size: 15->30µm; Liths per sphere: 12->24
Data source notes: lith & csph size from OD & illustrated specimens; lith numbers from Yang & Wei 2003, range inferred from single estimate
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: First occurrence is uncertain, but Kamptner (1955) described C. attentuatus from a sample from Rotti, Indonesia, now known to be of NN9 age (Jafar 1975), so the age is extended to NN9 here.
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton (Young et al. 2003)
First occurrence (base): within NN9 zone (9.53-10.55Ma, base in Tortonian stage). Data source: Jafar 1975

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Balestra, B., Marino, M., Monechi, S., Marano, C. & Locaiono, F. (2009). Coccolithophore communities in the Gulf of Manfredonia (Southern Adriatic Sea): data from water and surface sediments. Micropaleontology. 54(5): 377-396. gs

Boudreaux, J. E. & Hay, W. W. (1969). Calcareous nannoplankton and biostratigraphy of the late Pliocene-Pleistocene-Recent sediments in the Submarex cores. Revista Española de Micropaleontología. 1(3): 249-292. gs

Jafar, S. A. (1975). Calcareous nannoplankton from the Miocene of Rotti, Indonesia. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde. 28: 1-99. gs

Kamptner, E. (1955). Fossile Coccolithineen-Skelettreste aus Insulinde. Eine mikropaläontologische Untersuchung. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde. ser 2, 50: 1-105. gs

Kamptner, E. (1956c). Zur Systematik und Nomenklatur der Coccolithineen. Anzeiger der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematische-Naturwissenschafliche Klasse, Wien. 93: 4-11. gs

Kamptner, E. (1967). Kalkflagellaten - Skelettreste aus Tiefseeschlamm des Südatlantischen Ozeans. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. 71: 117-198. gs V O

Lohmann, H. (1902). Die Coccolithophoridae, eine Monographie der Coccolithen bildenden Flagellaten, zugleich ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Mittelmeerauftriebs. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 1: 89-165. gs

Okada, H. & McIntyre, A. (1977). Modern coccolithophores of the Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. Micropaleontology. 23(1): 1-55. gs

Young, J. R. (1998). Neogene. In, Bown, P. R. (ed.) Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy. British Micropalaeontological Society Publication Series. 225-265. gs V O

Young, J. R., Geisen, M., Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Probert, I. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2003). A guide to extant coccolithophore taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs V O


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Pontosphaera syracusana compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 19-1-2021

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