Stephanocha speculum

Classification: non_cocco -> Silicoflagellates -> Stephanocha -> Stephanocha speculum
Sister taxa: S. speculum,

Distinguishing features: 6-sided with robust apical ring


Citation: Stephanocha speculum (Ehrenberg 1837) Jordan & McCartney 2015
Rank: Species
Basionym: Dictyocha speculum Ehrenberg 1837
Synonyms: Distephanus speculum (Ehrenberg 1837) Haeckel 1887

Distinguishing features: 6-sided with robust apical ring

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton
First occurrence (base): within Oligocene Epoch (23.03-33.89Ma, base in Rupelian stage). Data source: Perch-Nielsen 1985


Ehrenberg 1837 [sorry, not in our bibliography yet]

Haeckel 1887 [sorry, not in our bibliography yet]

Jordan, R.W. & McCartney, K., (2015). Stephanocha nom. nov., a replacement name for the illegitimate silicoflagellate genus Distephanus (Dictyochophyceae). Phytotaxa, 201(3): 177-187.

Perch-Nielsen 1985 Silicoflagellates [sorry, not in our bibliography yet]


Stephanocha speculum compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 17-12-2018

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Ines Galovic (Croatia)
It is stephanocha instead of stephanoca, probably just mistake in typing.
I'm so happy to see that silicoflagellate taxonomy is finally going to be done correctly.
Nice work and best wishes to authors.
Ines Galovic (Croatia)
In nomenclature it should be Dictyocha speculum Ehrenberg 1839. Geological range is the same as D. fibula.
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