Pontosphaera versa


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Zygodiscales -> Pontosphaeraceae -> Pontosphaera -> Pontosphaera versa
Sister taxa: P. multipora, P. discopora, P. distincta, P. enormis, P. desuetoidea, P. geminipora, P. longiforaminis, P. megapachydisca, P. veta ⟩⟨ P. syracusana, 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> >>

Taxonomy:

Citation: Pontosphaera versa (Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961) Sherwood, 1974
Rank: Species
Basionym: Discolithus versus Bramlette & Sullivan, 1961
Synonyms: Discolithina scissura Perch-Nielsen, 1971
Pontosphaera scissura (Perch-Nielsen, 1971) Romein, 1979

Distinguishing features: Simple unadorned plate, typically with two longitudinal slits, and a broad raised margin/rim.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: D. versus * , D. scissura *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: murolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: ca_conjunct, pores, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 8->15µm;
Data source notes: lith size from OD & 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 NP23 zone (29.62-32.02Ma, top in Rupelian stage). Data source: Bown 2005
First occurrence (base): within NP9 zone (55.86-57.21Ma, base in Thanetian stage). Data source: [PRB rough estimate]

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

Bown, P. R. (2010). Calcareous nannofossils from the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum interval of southern Tanzania (TDP Site 14). Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 31(1): 11-38. 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

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

Perch-Nielsen, K. (1981b). New Maastrichtian and Paleocene calcareous nannofossils from Africa, Denmark, and USA and the Atlantic, and some Paleocene lineages. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae. 74(3): 831-863. gs V O

Romein, A. J. T. (1979). Lineages in Early Paleogene calcareous nannoplankton. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletin. 22: 1-231. gs V O

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 versa compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 17-4-2021

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