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Pocillithus spinulifer

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Pocillithus -> Pocillithus spinulifer
Sister taxa: P. spinulifer


Citation: Pocillithus spinulifer Dunkley Jones et al. 2009
taxonomic rank: Species

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Pocillithus): Coccoliths with tall, narrow, quadrate spines; high rim with smooth distal rim. Only known from fossil record,
This taxon: Coccoliths with high, narrow walls; central-area with axial cross supporting tall spine

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: P. spinulifer *

base length ca 1.1µm; spine lenth 4-6µm

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, ca_disjunct, process,
Lith size: 1->1.2µm;
Data source notes: lith size (BC diameter) from OD and slightly extended
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within Early Oligocene Sub-Epoch (28.09-33.89Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: Dunkley Jones et al. 2009
First occurrence (base): within Late Paleocene Sub-Epoch (55.96-59.24Ma, base in Thanetian stage). Data source: Bown 2010

Plot of occurrence data:


Bown, P. R. & Newsam, C. (2017). Calcareous nannofossils from the Eocene North Atlantic Ocean (IODP Expedition 342 Sites U1403–1411). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 37(1): 25-60. gs O

Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 11-38. gs O

Bown, P. R., Lees, J. A. & Young, J. R. (2017). On the Cretaceous origin of the Order Syracosphaerales and the genus Syracosphaera. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 36(2): 153-165. gs

Dunkley Jones, T., Bown, P. R. & Pearson, P. (2009). Exceptionally well preserved upper Eocene to lower Oligocene calcareous nannofossils (Prymnesiophycidae) from the Pande Formation (Kilwa Group), Tanzania. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 7(4): 359-411. gs


Pocillithus spinulifer compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 1-3-2024

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