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Quaternariella obscura

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Quaternariella -> Quaternariella obscura
Sister taxa: Q. obscura


Citation: Quaternariella obscura Thomsen 1980
taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomic discussion: Predominantly known from holococcolith stage but heterococcoiths described by Thomsen & Ostergaard 2015

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Q. obscura *

See also: Quaternariella obscura ;

Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, plate,
Lith size: 0.1->0.2µm;
Data source notes: lith size (crystallites) from Thomsen & Ostergaard 2015
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
First occurrence (base): within no known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: [JRY 2016]

Plot of occurrence data:


Thomsen, H. A. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2015). Coccolithophorids in Polar Waters: Mercedesia gen. nov., Ericiolus, Quaternariella and Porsildia gen. nov. Acta Protozoologica. 54: 155-169. gs

Thomsen, H. A. (1980). Quaternariella obscura gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) from West Greenland. Phycologia. 19(4): 260-265. gs


Quaternariella obscura compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 25-7-2024

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