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Vexillarius sp. 1

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Vexillarius -> Vexillarius sp. 1
Sister taxa: V. cancellifer, V. cereus, V. iaculifer, V. sp. 1, V. acerviphora, V. sp.


Citation: Vexillarius sp. 1
taxonomic rank: species
Taxonomic discussion: The images assembled here appear to represent an additonal, undescribed, species of Vexillarius

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Vexillarius): Coccosphere dimorphic. CFCs (and some dispersed liths) with quadrate central process supported by transverse bar.
BCs open or with concetric/longitudinal bars.

This taxon: Process very long, parallel-sided, spine

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: V. sp. 1 [no catalog entry yet]

Search data:
Lith size: 0->0µm;
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:
First occurrence (base): within no known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source:

Plot of occurrence data:


Cros, L. & Fortuño, J. -M. (2002). Atlas of northwestern Mediterranean coccolithophores. Scientia Marina. 66: 1-186. gs


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

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