Gladiolithus adeyi

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Coccolith genera inc sed -> Gladiolithus -> Gladiolithus adeyi
Sister taxa: G. flabellatus, G. striatus, G. adeyi ⟩⟨ G. brevis, G. contus, G. ornatus, G. sp.


Citation: Gladiolithus adeyi Young, Hagino & Poulton 2014
Rank: Species
Synonyms: Thorosphaera sp. L, Reid (1980) plate 9 figs. 3, 4, p. 170
Taxonomic discussion: Name is from Tim Adey, student of Alex Poulton who found specimens in AMT samples.

Distinguishing features: A species of Gladiolithus with long narrow tube-coccoliths tapering continuously from the base to the tip. Lepidoliths are formed of a single calcite plate with a narrow rim.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: G. adeyi *

Size: Tube coccoliths- 19-22µm long; base 0.7-0.9µm wide. Lepidoliths - elliptical 1.1 to 1.2 µm long

Ecology & Biogeography: deep photic

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, nannolith-other, SHAPE: elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: ca_disjunct, plate,
CSPH: equant, AAC, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, V-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 15->25µm;
Data source notes: lith length from OD and slightly extended
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: Young et al. 2014
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Young et al. 2014

Plot of occurrence data:


Reid, F. M. H. (1980). Coccolithophorids of the North Pacific Central Gyre with notes on their vertical and seasonal distribution. Micropaleontology. 26(2): 151-176. gs

Young, J. R., Hagino, K. & Poulton, A. (2014a). Gladiolithus adeyi sp. nov.: a new deep photic coccolithophore species and new molecular genetic and crystallographic observations on Gladiolithus flabellatus.. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 34(special): 61-68. gs V O


Gladiolithus adeyi compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 1-3-2021

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