sp. aff. quattrospina HOL

Classification: Coccolithophores -> Holococcoliths -> tubeless -> fried egg monomorphic -> sp. aff. quattrospina HOL
Sister taxa: A. quattrospina HOL, H. kastriensis, s. aff. quattrospina HOL,


Citation: sp. aff. quattrospina HOL Young et al., 2003
Rank: Form

Distinguishing features: double humped central protrusion

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Morphology remarks: Undescribed species known from one specimen only. Like A. quattrospina sp. HOL solid basal disk with central cone, but cone double and with small perforations around base.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, H: cavate, conical, elliptical, hollow, RIM: flange-proximal, CA: pores, process, closed, PROCESS: conical, hollow,
CSPH: spherical, equant, monomorphic, DETAILS: ca_disjunct,
MetricsLith size: 1.8->2.2µm; Coccosphere size: 8->12µm;
Sources: lith and 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:

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


    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 :: view :: open


    sp. aff. quattrospina HOL compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 4-6-2020

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