Original descriptions of taxa. For coccolithophores, and many calcispheres, these are pages from the Farinacci & Howe Catalog of Calcareous Nannofossils. In other cases (e.g. non-calcifying haptophytes) the data is directly compiled on this site. The "Catalogue of Calcareous Nannofossils" was originally compiled by Prof A. Farinacci 1969-1989, since 2000 it has been updated and extended by Richard Howe - see The Farinacci and Howe Catalog - an Introduction.
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Acanthoica lithostratos .pdf
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Current identification/main database link:
Citation: Acanthoica lithostratos Schiller 1926Rank: SpeciesLanguage: DEType age (chronostrat): HoloceneStandardised type level: 150_HOLOCENEType locality: Tyrrhenian SeaType repository: Vienna Univ, Botany Dept ? (this is where Schiller was based)Repository Country: AustriaFarinacci catalog page (& compiler): 8005
Size: Etymology: Extra details from original publication
Editors' Notes Not really identifable from this drawing but it looks like it could be Syracosphara pulchra HOL pirus type. lithostratos would have priority over pirus, but since the name is only being used informally now that is not an issue.
Schiller, J. (1926). Uber Fortpflanzung, geissellose Gattungen und die Nomenklatur der Coccolithophoraceen nebst Mitteilung uber Copulation bei Dinobryon. Archiv für Protistenkunde. 53(326-342): -. gsVO
Acanthoica lithostratos: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 5-12-2022