Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Pseudowigwamma Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Pseudowigwamma


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Pseudowigwamma
Sister taxa: Papposphaera, Pappomonas, Balaniger, Formonsella, Quaternariella ⟩⟨ Ventimolina, Wigwamma, Pseudowigwamma ⟩⟨ Kataspinifera, Picarola, Vexillarius, Pocillithus

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Pseudowigwamma scenozonion
Monomorphic, liths are simple broadly elliptical rings with one (rarely two) enlarged rim elements, but no wigwam.


Citation: Pseudowigwamma Thomsen in Thomsen et al. 2013
taxonomic rank: Genus
Type species: Wigwamma scenozonion Thomsen, 1980

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Papposphaeraceae): Narrow-rimmed muroliths, mostly with prominent central structures.
This taxon: Monomorphic - body coccoliths are simple hoop-like coccoliths.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Pseudowigwamma + *


Very similar to Wigwamma but lacking the wigwams

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, vacant,
CSPH: elongated, monomorphic,
Lith size: 0.8->1.3µm; Coccosphere size: 4->7µm;
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 ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


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


Pseudowigwamma compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 21-5-2024

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