Poritectolithus maximus


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> bridged -> Poritectolithus -> Poritectolithus maximus
Sister taxa: P. maximus, P. poritectus, P. tyronus, P. sp.

Taxonomy:

Citation: Poritectolithus maximus Kleijne, 1991
Rank: Species

Distinguishing features: BCs tube about 4 crystallites high, with basal flange and row of pores above; convex strings of small crystallites form a high bridge
CFCs tube raised at sides; well developed leaf.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: P. maximus *


Size: BCs 2-2.5 µm long

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, hollow, CA: bar,
CSPH: equant, elongated, CFC, CROSS-POLARS: V-prominent, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 2.3->2.8µm; Coccosphere size: 10->20µm;
Data source notes: lith size from Kleijne 1991; csph size from illustraed 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 (Young et al. 2003)
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source: [JRY rough estimate]

Plot of occurrence data:

References:

Cros, L. & Fortuño, J. -M. (2002). Atlas of northwestern Mediterranean coccolithophores. Scientia Marina. 66: 1-186. gs V O

Kleijne, A. (1991). Holococcolithophorids from the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Micropaleontology. 17: 1-76. gs

Okada, H. & McIntyre, A. (1977). Modern coccolithophores of the Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. Micropaleontology. 23(1): 1-55. 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, Special Issue. 1: 1-132. gs V O


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Poritectolithus maximus compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 13-4-2021

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