Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Nannolith genera inc sed -> Florisphaera
Sister taxa: Ericiolus, Florisphaera, Pileolosphaera, Mercedesia, Goniolithus, Minylitha, Unidentified nannoliths

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)Granddaughter taxa
Florisphaera profunda
same as genus, monospecific

Florisphaera sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species


Citation: Florisphaera Okada & Honjo, 1973
Rank: Genus
Type species: Florisphaera profunda Okada & Honjo 1973

Distinguishing features: Coccoliths formed of single angular calcite unti, coccospheres flower-like

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Florisphaera *

Morphology: Monospecific genus of deep-photic coccolihophores - see species for notes.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-other, quadrate, rod-shaped,
CSPH: equant, elongated, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: 1ou, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 1.5->6µm; Coccosphere size: 6->16µm;
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): in mid part of Tortonian Stage (48% up, 9.5Ma, in Tortonian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Okada, H. & Honjo, S. (1973b). The distribution of oceanic coccolithophorids in the Pacific. Deep-Sea Research. 20: 355-374. gs


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

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