Scrippsiella


Classification: non_cocco -> Dinophytes -> Calcareous dinoflagellates -> Tangential wall -> Scrippsiella
Sister taxa: Calcigonellum, Calciodinellum, Centosphaera, Cervisiella, Fuettererella, Lebessphaera, Operculodinella, Scrippsiella, Thoracosphaera,

Distinguishing features: Cysts with tangential wall structure and compound archaeopyles. Wall formed of largish non-intelocking elements each with a spine

Daughter taxa (blue => in age window 0-300Ma)









Sub-spherical to ellipsoidal; Wall of largish irregular weakly-interlocking elements with a central spine; c-axes tangential to surface and randomly oriented in plane of surface;
Like S. trochoidea but spines longer and sutures between elements more complex
Isolated spine-bearing elements from Scrippsiella cysts

Taxonomy:

Citation: Scrippsiella Balech ex Loeblich 1965
Rank: Genus
Type species: Scrippsiella sweeneyae Balech ex Loeblich 1965

Distinguishing features: Cysts with tangential wall structure and compound archaeopyles. Wall formed of largish non-intelocking elements each with a spine

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Albian Stage (100.50-112.95Ma, base in Albian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

References:

Loeblich, A.R., (1965). Dinoflagellate nomenclature. Taxon, 14: 15-18.


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Scrippsiella compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 23-4-2018

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