Scyphosphaera brevis


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Scyphosphaera -> Scyphosphaera brevis
Sister taxa: S. apsteinii, S. porosa, S. brevis, S. globulata, S. hamptonii, S. hemirana, S. lagena, S. campanula, S. intermedia, S. pulcherrima, S. tubifera, S. ventriosa, S. columella, S. expansa, S. interstincta, S. olla, S. tercisensis, S. tubicena, S. sp.,

Taxonomy:

Citation: Scyphosphaera brevis Varol 1984
Rank: Species
Variants:
Notes & discussion: These forms intergrade with S. apstenii but fall outside the range of morphotypes sen on extant S. apsteinii coccospheres 

Distinguishing features: Squat low Scyphosphaera with curved walls and wide opening, no collar

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Scyphosphaera brevis * , Scyphosphaera pseudorecurvata * , Scyphosphaera praeglobulata *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, tubular, elliptical, RIM: outer wall acw-imbricate, CA: plate, pores,
CSPH: not known, V-UNITS: outer-rim, R-UNITS: c-str, inner-rim, px-plate, DETAILS: rim-bicyclic, isogyres oblique, isogyres separated,
MetricsLith size: 5->10µm;
Sources: lith height from ODs
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: S. pseudorecurvata and S. praeglobulata; were described from the Late Miocene, S. brevis from the Middle Miocene, NN6-7
Last occurrence (top): within Late Miocene Sub-Epoch (5.33-11.62Ma, top in Messinian stage). Data source: Varol 1989
First occurrence (base): within NN6 zone (11.90-13.53Ma, base in Serravallian stage). Data source: Varol 1984

Plot of occurrence data:

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

    References:

    Siesser, W. G. (1998). Calcareous nannofossil Genus Scyphosphaera: structure, taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and phylogeny. Micropaleontology. 44(4): 351-384. gs

    Varol, O. (1984). New Neogene calcareous nannofossil taxa from Malta and southern Turkey. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte. 6: 375-384. gs

    Varol, O. (1989a). Calcareous nannofossil study of the central and western Solomon Islands. Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources Earth Sciences. 239-268. gs


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    Scyphosphaera brevis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 14-11-2019

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