Pontosphaera pectinata


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Pontosphaera -> Pontosphaera pectinata
Sister taxa: << < P. alta, P. panarium, P. versa, P. wallacei, P. latoculata, P. sp.A ⟩⟨ P. formosa, P. wechesensis, P. fimbriata, P. brinkhuisii, P. hollisii, P. romansii ⟩⟨ P. japonica, P. plana, P. rimosa ⟩⟨ P. pectinata, P. wilsonii, P. punctosa, P. clinosulcata, P. perforomarginata, P. pulcheroides, P. pulchra, P. pygmaea ⟩⟨ P. ocellata, P. duocava, P. exilis, P. pax ⟩⟨ P. obliquipons, T. omarians ⟩⟨ P. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pontosphaera pectinata (Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961) Sherwood, 1974
Rank: Species
Basionym: Discolithus pectinatus Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
Variants: Pontosphaera rothi Haq (1971) - described from Oligocene but very similar

Distinguishing features: Pontosphaera with plate scalloped towards its outer edge and pierced by two longitudinal slits or small holes.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: D. pectinatus * , P. rothi *


Morphology: The scalloping is defined by narrow radial ridges and furrows, which run inwards towards the centre.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, CA: ca_conjunct, pores, bar, CROSS-POLARS: rim-bicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 6->12µm;
Data source notes: lith size from ODs & illustrated specimens
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): within NP17 zone (37.32-40.40Ma, top in Priabonian stage). Data source: Bown 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP14 zone (46.29-49.11Ma, base in Ypresian stage). Data source: Bown 2005

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Bown, P. R. (2005d). Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from the Kilwa and Lindi areas of coastal Tanzania (Tanzania Drilling Project 2003-4). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 27(1): 21-95. gs V O

Bramlette, M. N. & Sullivan, F. R. (1961). Coccolithophorids and related nannoplankton of the Early Tertiary in California. Micropaleontology. 7(2): 129-188. gs

Dunkley Jones, T., Bown, P. R. & Pearson, P. (2009). Exceptionally well preserved upper Eocene to lower Oligocene calcareous nannofossils (Prymnesiophycidae) from the Pande Formation (Kilwa Group), Tanzania. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 7(4): 359-411. gs

Haq, B. U. (1971). Paleogene calcareous nannoflora. Parts I-IV. Stockholm Contributions in Geology. 25: 1-158. gs

Jones, A. P. & Dunkley Jones, T. (2020). Middle Eocene to Early Oligocene calcareous nannofossils from the Nanggulan Formation, Java, Indonesia. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 30(1): 57-79. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1967b). Nannofossilien aus dem Eozan von Danemark. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 60: 19-32. gs V O

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1971c). Elektronenmikroskopische untersuchungen an Coccolithen und verwandten Formen aus dem Eozan von Danemark. Biologiske Skrifter, Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. 18(3): 1-76. gs

Shepherd, C. L. & Kulhanek, D. K. (2016). Eocene nannofossil biostratigraphy of the mid-Waipara River section, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 26(1): 33-59. gs V O

Sherwood, R. W. (1974). Calcareous nannofossil systematics, palaeoecology and biostratigraphy of the Middle Eocene Weches Formation of Texas. Tulane Studies in Geology. 11: 1-79. gs V O


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Pontosphaera pectinata compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 26-2-2021

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