Nannotax3 - ntax_cenozoic - Picarola


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

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Picarola margalefii
See generic diagnosis (genus is monospecific)
Picarola sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Picarola Cros & Estrada, 2004
Rank: Genus
Type species: Picarola margalefii Cros & Estrada, 2004

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Papposphaeraceae): Narrow-rimmed muroliths, mostly with prominent central structures.
This taxon: Coccoliths distal rim smooth, with curved quadrate process;
Coccospheres trimorphic

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Picarola *



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Search data:
LITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, process, diagonal cross,
CSPH: equant, elongated, CFC,
Lith size: 0.7->0.9µm; Coccosphere size: 6->12µm;
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 range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Cros, L. & Estrada, M. (2004). Picarola margalefii, gen. et sp. nov., a new planktonic coccolithophore from NW Mediterranean waters. Scientia Marina. 68(Suppl 1): 243-248. gs V O


Picarola compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 29-11-2022

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