Ericiolus frigidus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Nannolith genera inc sed -> Ericiolus -> Ericiolus frigidus
Sister taxa: E. frigidus, E. sp. Y, E. spiculiger, E. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Ericiolus frigidus Thomsen in Thomsen et al., 1995
Rank: Species
Synonyms: ‘Coccolithophorid sp. 2’ in Thomsen et al. 1988

Distinguishing features: All four spikes of tetrad of similar length (0.2-0.3 µm) and angles between all four are equal.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: E. frigidus *


Morphology: Cell characteristically heart-shaped (Thomsen & Ostergaard  2015)


Ecology & Biogeography: Described from Weddell Sea, Antarctica.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped, CA: process,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic,
MetricsLith size: 0.3->0.4µm; Segments: 3->3;
Data source notes: lith length from OD
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:

Thomsen, H. A. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2015a). Coccolithophorids in Polar Waters: Mercedesia gen. nov., Ericiolus, Quaternariella and Porsildia gen. nov. Acta Protozoologica. 54: 155-169. gs V O

Thomsen, H. A., Buck, K. R., Coale, S. L., Garrison, D. L. & Gowing, M. M. (1988). Nanoplanktonic coccolithophorids (Prymnesiophyceae, Haptophyceae) from the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Nordic Journal of Botany. 8: 419-436. gs

Thomsen, H. A., De Place Bjorn, B., Højlund, L., Olesen, J. & Pedersen, J. B. (1995). Ericiolus, gen. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae), a new coccolithophorid genus from polar and temperate waters. European Journal of Phycology. 30(29-34): -. gs V O

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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Ericiolus frigidus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 6-3-2021

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