Sphaerocalyptra sp. 2


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Holococcoliths -> tubeless -> Sphaerocalyptra -> Sphaerocalyptra sp. 2
Sister taxa: S. quadridentata, S. adenensis, S. dermitzakii, S. youngii, S. sp. 1, S. sp. 2, S. sp. 3, S. sp. 4, S. sp. 5, S. sp. 6, S. sp. Y, S. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Sphaerocalyptra sp. 2 Cros & Fortuño, 2002
Rank: Species
Taxonomic discussion: arguably a variant of S. dermitzakii

Distinguishing features: BCs narrow-based steep cones with sharp tip; ca. 0.8 µm long, 0.8 µm high. CFCs high cones with distinct base 2 crystallites high.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: process,
CSPH: equant, elongated, CFC,
MetricsLith size: 0.6->1µm; Liths per sphere: 35->55
Data source notes: morphom data from Cros & Fortuño (2002)
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton (Young et al. 2003)
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in stage). Data source: [JRY rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Cros, L. & Fortuño, J. -M. (2002). Atlas of northwestern Mediterranean coccolithophores. Scientia Marina. 66: 1-186. gs V O

Dimiza, M. D., Triantaphyllou, M. & Theodoridis, S. (2005). Sphaerocalyptra dermitzakii and Sphaerocalyptra youngii, two new holococcolithophore species from the Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(2): 135-139. gs V O


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Sphaerocalyptra sp. 2 compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 22-10-2020

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