Wigwamma armatura

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Wigwamma -> Wigwamma armatura
Sister taxa: W. annulifera, W. antarctica, W. arctica, W. armatura, W. triradiata, W. sp.,


Citation: Wigwamma armatura Thomsen in Thomsen et al. 2013
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Dimorphic. BCs simple rings, CFCs with wigwam of 4 similar rods, without flanges, rods project as tuft of spines beyond tip of wigwam

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Wigwamma armatura + *

Morphology remarks: Dimorphic with: BCs simple hoops; CFCs with wigwams with 4 rods. Coccosphere larger than cell, with distinct gap between them.

Size: Cells ca 5µm

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, RIM: rim-low, rim-narrow, CA: vacant,
CSPH: ovoid, spherical, CFC, CFC+wigwam, polymorphic, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 1.8->2.2µm; Coccosphere size: 4->6µm;
Sources: cell & lith size (BC diameter) from OD
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
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in stage). Data source: [JRY 2016]

Plot of occurrence data:

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


    Thomsen, H. A., Ostergaard, J. B. & Heldal, M. (2013). Coccolithophorids in polar waters: Wigwamma spp. revisited. Acta Protozoologica. 52: 237-256. gs


    Wigwamma armatura compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 7-12-2019

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