Balaniger HOL

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> tubeless -> tubeless-minute -> Balaniger HOL
Sister taxa: Balaniger HOL, Calciarcus, Quaternariella HOL

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Balaniger virgulosa HOL
Cell saddle-shaped, 3-5 µm long; scales irregularly elliptical about 0.5 x 0.3 µm; pyramids 0.1-0.15 µm open triangular cones with faceted or rounded apices, about 10 pyramids per scale.


Citation: Balaniger Thomsen & Oates 1978 HOL
Rank: Genus
Type species: Balaniger balticus Thomsen & Oates 1978 (=Balaniger virgulosa)

Distinguishing features: Monomorphic. Coccoliths are organic scales with a few pyramidal ?crystallites.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Balaniger *

See also: Balaniger - heterococcolith life-cyle phase;

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, star-shaped,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic,
MetricsLith size: 0.3->0.5µm; Coccosphere size: 3->5µm;
Data source notes: lith and csph size from illustrated specimens
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:


Thomsen, H. A. & Oates, K. (1978). Balaniger balticus gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophiceae) form Danish coastal waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 58: 773-779. gs


Balaniger HOL compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 1-3-2021

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