Nannotax3 - ntax_Farinacci - Coccolithites pontiferus

CATALOG - Coccolithites pontiferus

Folder trail: ntax_Farinacci -> Palaeozoic -> Coccolithites - Palaeozoic -> Coccolithites pontiferus
Folders this level: C. antiquus, C. fallax, C. impletus, C. pontiferus

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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Current identification/main database link: Paleozoic putative nannofossils)

Compiled data

Citation: Coccolithites pontiferus Deflandre 1970
Rank: Species
Language: FR
Type age (chronostrat): Upper Silurian (Ludlovian)-basal Devonian
Standardised type level: 010_PALEOZOIC
Type locality: Western Sahara
Type repository: Paris, Laboratoire de Micropaléontologie - probably now at MNHN
Repository Country: France
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 7046
Current citation: Paleozoic putative nannofossils)

Original Description



Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
invalid under ICBN as Coccolithites was a provisional genus. Subsequently never validated


Deflandre, G. (1970). Présence de nannofossiles calcaires (coccolithes et incertae sedis) dans le Siluro-dévonien d'Afrique du Nord. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris. 270: 2916-2921. gs V O


Coccolithites pontiferus: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 29-11-2022

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