Kataspinifera


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Coccolith families inc sed -> Papposphaeraceae -> Kataspinifera
Sister taxa: Balaniger, Formonsella, Kataspinifera, Pappomonas, Papposphaera, Picarola, Pocillithus, Pseudowigwamma, Quaternariella, Ventimolina, Vexillarius, Wigwamma

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Kataspinifera baumannii
See generic diagnosis (monospecific)
Kataspinifera sp.
Specimens which cannot be assigned to established species

Taxonomy:

Citation: Kataspinifera Andruleit & Young, 2010
Rank: Genus
Type species: Kataspinifera baumannii Andruleit & Young 2010

Distinguishing features: Coccoliths distal rim smooth; with axial cross and spine;
Coccosphere dimorphic, some coccoliths with very long spines

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Kataspinifera *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, circular, elliptical, CA: cross-axial, ca_disjunct, process,
CSPH: equant, BC-dimorphic,
MetricsLith size: 1.2->1.8µm; Coccosphere size: 4.5->7µm; Liths per sphere: 50->70
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): at top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Andruleit, H. & Young, J. R. (2010). Kataspinifera baumannii: a new genus and species of deep photic coccolithophores resembling the non-calcifying haptophyte Chrysochromulina. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 29: 135-147. gs V O


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Kataspinifera compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 17-4-2021

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