Mercedesia multistellata

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Nannolith families inc sed -> Nannolith genera inc sed -> Mercedesia -> Mercedesia multistellata
Sister taxa: M. aspiphora, M. multistellata, M. pusilla


Citation: Mercedesia multistellata Thomsen & Ostergaard 2015
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: Nannoliths Y-shaped, rays tapering, ca 0.5µm across

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: M. multistellata *

Ecology & Biogeography: Recorded from Arctic, around Greenland

Search data:
TagsLITHS: nannolith-radiate, star-shaped,
CSPH: equant, elongated, monomorphic,
MetricsLith size: 0.3->0.6µm; Segments: 3->3; Coccosphere size: 4->5µm;
Data source notes: cell & lith size from OD
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Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant Data source: present in the plankton
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: [JRY 2016]

Plot of occurrence data:


Thomsen, H. A. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2015a). Coccolithophorids in Polar Waters: Mercedesia gen. nov., Ericiolus, Quaternariella and Porsildia gen. nov. Acta Protozoologica. 54: 155-169. gs V O


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

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