Sphaerocalyptra sp. Y


Classification: Coccolithophores -> Holococcoliths -> tubeless -> Sphaerocalyptra -> Sphaerocalyptra sp. Y
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. Y undescribed
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Holococcolithophore sp. cf. Sphaerocalyptra

Distinguishing features: Elliptical base supports two arms

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:


Morphology: Monomorphic. Coccoliths with small elliptical bases one crystallite high supporting two processes which bend together to form spatulate spine. Base length ca. 0.5 µm), spine height 1-1.5 µm. A very similar form is illustrated by Cros & Fortun_o (2002) as “Papposphaera holococcolithophore” (“Turrisphaera”) phase sp. type B. Papposphaera affinities do seem possible but are tentative, hence the less definite assignment given here.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: pores, vacant, process,
CSPH: equant, elongated, CFC,
MetricsLith size: 1->1.5µm;
Data source notes: lith size (height) from illustrated specimens; csph size from illustrated specimens;
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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

Young, J. R., Geisen, M., Cros, L., Kleijne, A., Probert, I. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2003). A guide to extant coccolithophore taxonomy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs V O


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Sphaerocalyptra sp. Y compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 20-10-2020

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