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Pseudowigwamma scenozonion

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Pseudowigwamma -> Pseudowigwamma scenozonion
Sister taxa: P. scenozonion


Citation: Pseudowigwamma scenozonion (Thomsen, 1980) Thomsen in Thomsen et al. 2013
taxonomic rank: Species
Basionym: Wigwamma scenozonion Thomsen, 1980

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Pseudowigwamma): Monomorphic - body coccoliths are simple hoop-like coccoliths.
This taxon: Monomorphic, liths are simple broadly elliptical rings with one (rarely two) enlarged rim elements, but no wigwam.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: W. scenozonion *

Cells spherical 4-7 µm; liths ca. 1 µm long.

Biology & life-cycles

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, vacant,
CSPH: elongated, monomorphic,
Lith size: 0.8->1.3µm; Coccosphere size: 4->7µm;
Data source notes: cell & lith size (BC diameter) from OD
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: present in the plankton (Young et al. 2003)
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: [JRY rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:


Thomsen, H. A. (1980). Wigwamma scenozonion sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) from West Greenland. British Phycological Journal. 15: 335-342. gs

Thomsen, H. A. (2016). Baltic Sea coccolithophores – an overview of insights into their taxonomy and ecology from the last 40 years. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 36(2): 97-119. gs O

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

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. S1: 1-132. gs


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

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