Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Gliscolithus Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Gliscolithus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> convex -> Gliscolithus
Sister taxa: C. sphaeroidea HOL, S. pulchra HOL oblonga type, S. pulchra HOL pirus type, S. pulchra HOL galea type, C. divergens ⟩⟨ C. heimdaliae, C. lluisae, C. radiata, Flosculosphaera, Gliscolithus

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Gliscolithus amitakareniae
BCs with two proximal flanges and numerous large openings.


Citation: Gliscolithus Norris 1985
Rank: Genus
Type species: Gliscolithus amitakareniae Norris, 1985

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (convex): Holococcoliths with tube, covered distally by a convex cover
This taxon: Bulb-shaped coccoliths - gliscoliths. Monomorphic.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Gliscolithus *

Search data:
LITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: pores,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
Lith size: 2.4->4µm; Coccosphere size: 14->18µm; Liths per sphere: 30->50
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: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Norris, R. E. (1985). Indian Ocean nanoplankton. II. Holococcolithophorids (Calyptrosphaeraceae, Prymnesiophyceae) with a review of extant genera. Journal of Phycology. 21: 619-641. gs


Gliscolithus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 2-4-2023

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AphiaID: 235840 Nomenclatural data on WoRMS
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