Scyphosphaera columella


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Scyphosphaera -> Scyphosphaera columella
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 columella Stradner, 1969
Rank: Species
Variants: Scyphosphaera decedomurale Varol (1991) - smaller, and slightly less parallel-sided otherwise very similar

Distinguishing features: Tall (up to 26 µm) narrow murolith with near-straight walls that are parallel or very slightly flaring, to a maximum width at the distal end.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Scyphosphaera columella * , Scyphosphaera decedomurale *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, tubular, elliptical, RIM: rim-high, 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: 10->25µm;
Sources: lith height from Bown 2005
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP21 zone (32.92-34.44Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]
First occurrence (base): within NP12 zone (50.50-53.70Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: Siesser, 1998

Plot of occurrence data:

  • Histogram - Neptune occurrence data from DSDP and ODP proceedings. Pale shading <50 samples in time bin. Interpret with caution & read these notes
  • Note to users in China - the diagram may not plot unless you use a VPN since I use google services on the website. If this is a problem please contact me 谢谢.
  • Taxon plotted: Scyphosphaera columella, synonyms included - Scyphosphaera columella;
  • space-time plot :: Samples map :: Parent: Scyphosphaera

    References:

    Bown, P. R. & Newsam, C. (2017). Calcareous nannofossils from the Eocene North Atlantic Ocean (IODP Expedition 342 Sites U1403–1411). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(1): 25-60. gs

    Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs

    Bramlette, M. N. & Sullivan, F. R. (1961). Coccolithophorids and related nannoplankton of the Early Tertiary in California. Micropaleontology. 7(129-188): -. gs

    Dunkley Jones, T., Bown, P. R. & Pearson, P. (2009). Exceptionally well preserved upper Eocene to lower Oligocene calcareous nannofossils (Prymnesiophycidae) from the Pande Formation (Kilwa Group), Tanzania. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 7(4): 359-411. gs

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

    Stradner, H. (1969). The nannofossil of the Eocene Flysch in the Hagembach Valley (Northern Vienna woods), Austria. Anneles de la Société Géologique de la Pologne. 39: 403-432. gs

    Varol, O. (1991). New Cretaceous and Tertiary Calcareous Nannofossils. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen. 182: 211-237. gs


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    Scyphosphaera columella compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 10-12-2019

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