Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Papposphaeraceae Nannotax3 - ntax_mesozoic - Papposphaeraceae


Classification: ntax_mesozoic -> Heterococcoliths inc sedis -> Papposphaeraceae
Sister taxa: Papposphaeraceae, Unidentified Mesozoic heterococcoliths, globular inc sedis, muroliths inc sedis, placoliths inc sedis, planoliths inc sedis

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)Granddaughter taxa
Minute muroliths with prominent spine, rim non-imbricate typically with serrated distal margin.
Pocillithus crucifer
Pocillithus macleodii
Pocillithus sp.


Citation: Papposphaeraceae Jordan & Young 1990
taxonomic rank: Family

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Papposphaeraceae [no catalog entry yet]

Search data:
Lith size: 0->0µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): at top of Turonian Stage (100% up, 89.4Ma, in Turonian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of the species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Turonian Stage (89.39-93.90Ma, base in Turonian stage). Data source: Total of ranges of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Jordan, R. W. & Young, J. R. (1990). Proposed changes to the classification system of living Coccolithophorids. INA Newsletter. 12(1): 15-18. gs


Papposphaeraceae compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 20-4-2024

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