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Papposphaera sarion HOL

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> open-tube -> Papposphaera HOL -> Papposphaera sarion HOL
Sister taxa: P. arctica HOL, P. polybotrys HOL, P. sagittifera HOL, P. sarion HOL ⟩⟨ P. sp. 2 (Turrisphaera phase), P. sp. 3 (Turrisphaera phase), P. sp. HOL


Citation: Papposphaera sarion Thomsen 1981 emend Thomsen, Heldal and Østergaard 2016 HOL
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features:
Parent taxon (Papposphaera HOL): Tower-like holococcoliths formed from hexagonal crystallite groups.
This taxon: Coccosphere subspherical, varimorphic, tubes higher at flagellar pole. Coccoliths with long tube, weakly flaring distally

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Ecology & Biogeography

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Phylogenetic relations

See also: Papposphaera sarion ;

Search data:
LITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, cylindrical, hollow, CA: vacant, process,
CSPH: equant, elongated, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
Lith size: 2.2->3.3µm; Coccosphere size: 10->15µm;
Data source notes: lith size height) from Thomsen et al. 2016; 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
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:


Moestrup, Ø. (1979). Identification by electron microscopy of marine nanoplankton from New Zealand, including the description of four new species. New Zealand. Journal of Botany. 17: 61-95. gs

Thomsen, H. A., Ostergaard, J. B. & Hansen, L. E. (1991). Heteromorphic life histories in Arctic coccolithophorids (Prymnesiophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 27: 634-642. gs

Thomsen, H. A., Ostergaard, J. B. & Heldal, M. (2016e). Coccolithophores in Polar Waters: Papposphaera sagittifera HET and HOL revisited. Acta Protozoologica. 55: 33-50. gs V O

Thomsen, H. A., Heldal, M. & Ostergaard, J. B. (2016d). Coccolithophores in Polar Waters: Papposphaera sarion HET and HOL revisited. Micropaleontology. 61(6): 429-438. 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. S1: 1-132. gs V O


Papposphaera sarion HOL compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 4-2-2023

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