Gliscolithus amitakareniae

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> convex -> Gliscolithus -> Gliscolithus amitakareniae
Sister taxa: G. amitakareniae


Citation: Gliscolithus amitakareniae Norris, 1985
Rank: Species
Taxonomic discussion: orthog. emend. Jordan & Green 1994

Distinguishing features: BCs with two proximal flanges and numerous large openings.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: G. amitakareniae [no catalog entry yet], G. amitakarenae *

Size: Liths 4 µm tall

Biology & life-cycles: Malinverno et al. (2008) published a possible combination cocosphere with Syracosphaera molischii type 3

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: pores,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 2.4->4µm; Coccosphere size: 14->18µm; Liths per sphere: 30->50
Data source notes: lith size from OD; 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:

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

Malinverno, E., Triantaphyllou, M., Dimiza, M. D. & Young, J. R. (2008b). New possible hetero- holococcolithophore combinations within the genus Syracosphaera. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 30(1): 1-8. gs V O

Norris, R. E. (1985). Indian Ocean nanoplankton. II. Holococcolithophorids (Calyptrosphaeraceae, Prymnesiophyceae) with a review of extant genera. Journal of Phycology. 21: 619-641. gs

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


Gliscolithus amitakareniae compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 28-2-2021

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