Rhabdosphaera poculii

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Syracosphaerales -> Rhabdosphaeraceae -> Rhabdosphaera -> Rhabdosphaera poculii
Sister taxa: R. clavigera, R. gracilenta, R. poculii, R. vitrea, R. xiphos, R. sp.,


Citation: Rhabdosphaera poculii (Bona and Kernerne, 1966) Muller, 1974
Rank: Species
Basionym: Rhabdolithus poculi Bona and Kernerne, 1966

Distinguishing features:  Similar to Discosphaera tubifera but with domal rather than open flaring end.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Rhabdolithus poculi *

Morphology remarks: Rare species, predominantly known from the para-tethyan region.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: planolith, elliptical, sub-circular, CA: process, PROCESS: bulbous, spine,
CSPH: not known, R-UNITS: spine, R-prominent, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 5->8µm;
Sources: lith length from OD & illustrated specimens & slightly extended
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: NN4 to 10 (based on Para-Tethyan records).
Last occurrence (top): within NN10 zone (8.29-9.53Ma, top in Tortonian stage). Data source: JRY - from review of Paratethyan literature
First occurrence (base): within NN4 zone (14.91-17.95Ma, base in Burdigalian stage). Data source: JRY - from review of Paratethyan literature

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Bona, J. & Kernerne, K. (1966). Mikropaleontologiae vizsgalotok a tekeres 1. sz. Foldtani alapfuras Miocen kepzodmenyein. Magyar Allami Foldtani Intezet. Evi Jelentese. 1964: 113-137. gs

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

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


    Rhabdosphaera poculii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 7-4-2020

    Taxon Search:
    Advanced Search

    Short stable page link: http://mikrotax.org/Nannotax3/index.php?id=1197 Go to Archive.is to create a permanent copy of this page - citation notes

    Comments (1)

    Sort By
    Page 1 of 1
    Ines Galovic (Zagreb, Croatia)

    Dear Jeremy, Obertorton for the Paratethys stage definition was stood for upper Badenian in that time. Today it is NN6 zone. In the Paratethys the species (characterise) appears during MMCO and it's very rare during the MMCT in Croatian Basin, after which disappear.

    Best wishes :)

    Page 1 of 1

    Add Comment

    * Required information
    Captcha Image
    Powered by Commentics