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Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> convex -> Flosculosphaera -> Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis
Sister taxa: F. calceolariopsis, F. sacculus


Citation: Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis Jordan & Kleijne in Kleijne et al., 1991
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Flosculosphaera): Flaring tube-shaped coccoliths with distal cover - flosculoliths. Monomorphic.
This taxon: Liths 3-4 µm tall, with two proximal flanges.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: F. calceolariopsis *



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Search data:
LITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
Lith size: 3.3->4.2µm; Coccosphere size: 16->24µm; Liths per sphere: 100->150
Data source notes: lith size (height) from Kleijne 1991; csph size from illustrated specimens;
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:


Kleijne, A. (1991). Holococcolithophorids from the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Micropaleontology. 17: 1-76. gs

Kleijne, A., Jordan, R. W. & Chamberlain, A. H. L. (1991). Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis gen. et sp. nov. and F. sacculus sp. nov., new coccolithophorids (Prymnesiophyceae) from the NE Atlantic. British Phycological Journal. 26: 185-194. 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. S1: 1-132. gs V O


Flosculosphaera calceolariopsis compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 29-1-2023

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