Calyptrosphaera dentata


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> flat-topped -> Calyptrosphaera -flat -> Calyptrosphaera dentata
Sister taxa: C. cialdii, C. dentata

Taxonomy:

Citation: Calyptrosphaera dentata Kleijne, 1991
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Liths with broad rim, which rises slightly higher than the central cover; cover with hexagonal mesh fabric; one tooth-like boss on the rim.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: C. dentata *


Morphology: Monomorphic, tube wall flaring with basal flange, tiered fabric, double thickness. Tooth-like boss developed from tube near one end of lith. Distal cover flat, recessed below tube top, coarse hexagonal mesh fabric.

Size: Liths 2.5-3 µm

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: pores,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 2.5->3.3µm; Coccosphere size: 11->15µm; Liths per sphere: 45->150
Data source notes: morphom data from Yang & Wei (2003), Cros & Fortuño (2002) & Kleijne 1991
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:

References:

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


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Calyptrosphaera dentata compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 20-4-2021

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