Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Syracosphaerales -> Rhabdosphaeraceae -> Palusphaera
Sister taxa: Acanthoica, Algirosphaera, Blackites, Cyrtosphaera, Discosphaera, Palusphaera, Rhabdosphaera, Solisphaera

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Palusphaera sp. 1
Form with robust spines and maximum spine thickness approximately 1/3 up spine.
Palusphaera vandelii
Long (>10 µm) delicate tapering spines without collar. Basal disk circular, with broad rim on distal side.
Palusphaera sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Palusphaera Lecal, 1965
Rank: Genus
Type species: Palusphaera vandeli Lecal, 1965

Distinguishing features: Coccoliths without radial lath cycle; coccospheres monomorphic, all spine-bearing

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Palusphaera + *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: planolith, circular, elliptical, CA: ca_disjunct, process,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic,
MetricsLith size: 8->12µm;
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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:


Lecal, J. (1965b). A propos des modalités d'élaboration des formations épineuses des Coccolithophoridés. Protistologica. 1: 63-70. gs


Palusphaera compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 15-5-2021

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