Corisphaera tyrrheniensis

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> bridged -> Corisphaera -> Corisphaera tyrrheniensis
Sister taxa: C. gracilis, C. sp. type B, C. tyrrheniensis, C. sp.


Citation: Corisphaera tyrrheniensis Kleijne, 1991
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Like C. gracilis but with open perforate wall structure, with three concentric cycles (possibly indicating affinities to Zygosphaera).

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. tyrrheniensis *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: bar,
CSPH: equant, elongated, CFC, CROSS-POLARS: R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 1.25->1.75µm; Coccosphere size: 4.5->7.5µm; Liths per sphere: 30->60
Data source notes: morphom data from Cros & Fortuño (2002)
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:


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

Kleijne, A. (1991). Holococcolithophorids from the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Micropaleontology. 17: 1-76. gs

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, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs V O


Corisphaera tyrrheniensis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 12-5-2021

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