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Cyclagelosphaera reinhardtii

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Mesozoic Survivors -> Watznaueriaceae -> Cyclagelosphaera -> Cyclagelosphaera reinhardtii
Sister taxa: C. alta, C. colorata, C. margerelii, C. reinhardtii, C. rotaclypeata, C. sp.


Citation: Cyclagelosphaera reinhardtii (Perch-Nielsen, 1968) Romein, 1977
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Markalius reinhardtii Perch-Nielsen, 1968

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Cyclagelosphaera): Circular watznaueriacean placolith coccoliths.
This taxon: Cyclagelosphaera with central-plug-forming inner tube cycle that is raised above shield level, forming a raised conical structure.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: M. reinhardtii * , C. bergeri *

Search data:
LITHS: placolith, circular, CA: ca_conjunct, closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, R-prominent,
Lith size: 5->8µm; Liths per sphere: 11->13
Data source notes: morphom data from illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: C. reinhardtii is a characteristic component of Early Danian nannofloras then persists at lower abundances though the Paleocene
Last occurrence (top): within NP10 zone (54.17-55.86Ma, top in Ypresian stage). Data source: Bybell & Self-Trial, 1995
First occurrence (base): within Albian Stage (100.50-113.20Ma, base in Albian stage). Data source: Burnett 1998

Plot of occurrence data:


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Bown, P. R., Kim, H. & Gibbs, S. J. (2023). Danian calcareous nannofossil evolution and taxonomy with focus on sites from the North Atlantic Ocean (IODP Expedition 342, Sites U1403 and U1407). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 41(2): 110-157. gs O

Mai, H. (2001). New coccolithophorid taxa fom the Guelhemmerberg airshaft. Lower Paleocene, The Netherlands. Micropaleontology. 47: 144-154. gs

Mai, H., von Salis, K., Willems, H. & Romein, A. J. T. (1997). Fossil coccospheres from the K/T boundary section from Geulhemmerberg, The Netherlands. Micropaleontology. 43: 281-303. gs

Okada, H. & Thierstein, H. R. (1979). Calcareous nannoplankton - Leg 43, Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 43: 507-573. gs O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1968). Der Feinbau und die Klassifikation der Coccolithen aus dem Maastrichtien von Danemark. Biologiske Skrifter, Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. 16: 1-96. gs

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1969). Die Coccolithen einiger danischer Maastrichtien- und Danienlokalitaten. Meddelelser fra Dansk Geologisk Forening. 19: 51-68. gs

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1979). Calcareous nannofossil zonation at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary in Denmark. In, Birkelund, T. & Bromley, R. G. (eds) Proceedings Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary Events Symposium, Copenhagen, 1. Copenhagen 115-135. gs O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1981). Nouvelles observations sur les nannofossiles calcaires a la limite Crétacé-Tertiaire près de El Kef (Tunisie). Cahiers de Micropaléontologie. 3: 25-37. gs

Pospichal, J. J. & Bralower, T. J. (1992). Calcareous Nannofossils Across the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary, Site 761, Northwest Australian Margin. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results. 122: 735-752. gs

Reinhardt, P. (1971). Synopsis der Gattungen und Arten der mesozoischen Coccolithen und anderer kalkiger Nannofossilien. Teil III. Freiberger Forschungshefte. C267: 19-41. gs

Romein, A. J. T. (1977). Calcareous nannofossils from the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary interval in the Barranco del Gredero (Caravaca, Prov. Murcia, S.E. Spain). II. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. B80: 269-279. gs

Romein, A. J. T., Willems, H. & Mai, H. (1996). Calcareous nannoplankton of the Geulhemmerberg K/T boundary section, Maastrichtian type area, the Netherlands. Geologie en Mijnbouw. 75: 231-238. gs

Roth, P. H. (1978). Cretaceous nannoplankton biostratigraphy and oceanography of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 44: 731-760. gs

Self-Trail, J. M., Powars, D. S., Watkins, D. K. & Wandless, G. A. (2012). Calcareous nannofossil assemblage changes across the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum: Evidence from a shelf setting. Marine Micropaleontology. 92–93: 61-80. gs

Self-Trail, J. M., Parker, M., Govoni, D. L., Bybell, L. M., Gardner, K. F. & Gohn, G. S. (2023). Designation of a composite-stratotype section for the lower Paleocene (Danian) Brightseat Formation in Prince George’s County, Maryland, USA. Stratigraphy. 20(4): 237-258. gs


Cyclagelosphaera reinhardtii compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 25-5-2024

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