Reticulofenestra calicis

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Isochrysidales -> Noelaerhabdaceae -> Reticulofenestra -> R. pseudoumbilicus group -> Reticulofenestra calicis
Sister taxa: R. calicis, R. pseudoumbilicus, R. haqii, R. minuta, R. minutula, R. asanoi, R. kahniae, R. rotaria, R. pospichalii,


Citation: Reticulofenestra calicis Crudeli & Kinkel 2004
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Species of Reticulofenestra with the tube extended as a flaring cup-shaped structure.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Reticulofenestra calicis *

Size: Distal shield 2.5 - 4.5 µm long

See also: Reticulofenestra maceria - a very similar late Eocene species;

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, elliptical, RIM: collar, CA: grill, vacant,
CSPH: spherical, equant, monomorphic, V-UNITS: none, R-UNITS: all, c-str, distal shield, prox shield, tube, R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_conjunct, isogyres kinked, isogyres oblique, rim-unicyclic,
MetricsLith size: 2.5->4.5µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: Short interval within zone NN15
Last occurrence (top): within NN15 zone (3.70-3.92Ma, top in Zanclean stage). Data source: Young 1998
First occurrence (base): within NN15 zone (3.70-3.92Ma, base in Zanclean stage). Data source: Young 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Crudeli, D. & Kinkel, H. (2004). Reticulofenestra calicis n. sp., an unusual small reticulofenestrid coccolith from the Lower Pliocene of the South Caribbean Sea. Micropaleontology. 50(4): 369-379. gs :: ::

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


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

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