Pithonella sphaerica


Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Dinophytes -> Thoracosphaeraceae -> Pithonellid -> Pithonella -> Pithonella sphaerica
Sister taxa: P. atopa, P. cardiiformis, P. caucasia, P. discoidea, P. lamellata, P. microgranula, P. multicava, P. organica, P. ovalis, P. pyramidalis, P. siniformis, P. sp., P. sphaerica

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pithonella sphaerica (Kaufmann in Heer 1865) Zügel 1994
Rank: species
Basionym: Lagena sphaerica Kaufmann in Heer 1865
Synonyms: Stomiosphaera sphaerica; Palinosphaera sphaerica

Catalog entries: <. sphaerica Kaufmann in Heer 1865 [no catalog entry yet]


Morphology:
Archeopyle: Pithonellid - circular, apical (Streng et al. 2004)

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within (-Ma, top in "Holocene" stage). Data source:
First occurrence (base): within Albian Stage (100.50-112.95Ma, base in Albian stage). Data source:

References:

Dias-Brito, D. (2000). Global stratigraphy, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of Albian–Maastrichtian pithonellid calcispheres: impact on Tethys configuration. Cretaceous Research. 21: 315-349. gs

Heer, O. (1865). Die Urwelt der Schweiz. Friedrich Schulthess, Zürich. 1-622. gs

Streng, M., Hildebrand-Habel, T. & Willems, H. (2004b). Longterm evolution of calcareous dinoflagellate associations since the Late Cretaceous. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 26(1): 13-46. gs V O

Wendler, J. & Willems, H. (2002). Distribution pattern of calcareous dinoflagellate cysts across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary (Fish Clay, Stevns Klint, Denmark): Implications for our understanding of species-selective extinction. Geological Society of America, Special Papers. 356: 265-275. gs

Zügel, P. (1994). Verbreitung kalkiger Dinoflagellaten-Zysten im Cenoman/Turon von Westfrankreich und Norddeutschland. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg. 176: 1-161. gs


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