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CATALOG - Discolithina

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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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Discolithina amphitheatralis Levin & Sherwood 1971
= Pontosphaera wechesensis
Discolithina aperta Perch-Nielsen 1971
= Pontosphaera latoculata
Discolithina bicaveata Perch-Nielsen 1967
= Pontosphaera sp.
Discolithina callosa Martini 1969
= Pontosphaera discopora
Discolithina confossa Hay, Mohler & Wade 1966
= Pontosphaera multipora
Discolithina cribraria Perch-Nielsen 1967
= Pontosphaera multipora
Discolithina desueta Müller 1970
= Pontosphaera multipora
Discolithina enormis Locker 1967
= Pontosphaera enormis
Discolithina? furlongii Bukry 1969
= Tortolithus furlongii
Discolithina? hallii Bukry 1969
= Tortolithus hallii
Discolithina japonica Takayama 1967
= Pontosphaera japonica
Discolithina latoculata Bukry & Percival 1971
= Pontosphaera latoculata
Discolithina millepuncta Gartner 1967
= Pontosphaera japonica
Discolithina ovata Levin & Joerger 1967
= Pontosphaera plana
Discolithina? pagei Bukry 1969
= Tortolithus pagei
Discolithina? porosuturalis Bukry 1969
= Orastrum porosuturalis
Discolithina pygmaea Locker 1967
= Pontosphaera pygmaea
Discolithina rectipons Haq 1968
= Pontosphaera exilis
Discolithina scissura Perch-Nielsen 1971
= Pontosphaera versa
Discolithina segmenta Bukry & Percival 1971
= Pontosphaera plana

Current identification/main database link: Pontosphaera Lohmann, 1902

Compiled data

Citation: Discolithina Loeblich & Tappan 1963
Rank: Genus
Type species: Discolithus vigintiforatus Kamptner, 1948
Language: EN
Farinacci catalog page (& compiler): 5103
Current citation: Pontosphaera Lohmann, 1902

Original Description



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Editors' Notes


Loeblich, A. R. & Tappan, H. (1963). Type fixation and validation of certain calcareous nannoplankton genera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 191-198. gs


Discolithina: Catalog entry compiled by Anna Farinacci. Viewed: 7-10-2022

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