R. pseudoumbilicus group

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Isochrysidales -> Noelaerhabdaceae -> Reticulofenestra -> R. pseudoumbilicus group
Sister taxa: C. floridanus group, R. bisecta group, R. lockeri group, R. parvula group, R. pseudoumbilicus group, R. reticulata group, R. umbilicus group, R. sp.

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Reticulofenestra calicis
Species of Reticulofenestra with the tube extended as a flaring cup-shaped structure.
Reticulofenestra pseudoumbilicus
Medium to large size reticulofenestrid with central opening
Reticulofenestra haqii
Coccoliths small (3-5µm), intergrades with R. pseudoumbilicus.
Reticulofenestra minuta
Coccoliths very small, <3µm. Probably includes several different species.
Reticulofenestra minutula
Coccoliths small 3-5µm, without slits, intergrades with Pseudoemiliania lacunosa.
Reticulofenestra asanoi
Coccoliths >6.5µm, sub-circular or broadly elliptical, intergrades with P. lacunosa.
(sub)circular species
Reticulofenestra kahniae
Coccoliths (sub)circular, broad central area (25-50% of coccolith width); NN3-4
Reticulofenestra rotaria
Coccoliths circular, with wide central-area, 5-7µm; NN11
Reticulofenestra pospichalii
Small (3-5µm), (sub)circular, with large central opening (ca 50% of coccolith width)


Citation: R. pseudoumbilicus group
Rank: species group

Distinguishing features: Neogene elliptical reticulofenestrids with an open central area (spanned by delicate proximal net, not visible in lm)

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

See also: Reticulofenestra perplexa - name used for forms with closed central area;

Search data:
MetricsLith size: 1->12µm;
The morphological data given here can be used on the advanced search page. See also these notes

Geological Range:
Notes: Common in the Mioene and Pliocene. In the Paleogene similar species occur but are conventionally assigned to different species, placed here in the R. umbilicus group. Replaced in the Late Pliocene and Quaternary by Pseudoemiliania, Gephyrocapsa and Emiliania.
Last occurrence (top): in mid part of Ionian Stage (52% up, 0.4Ma, in Ionian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): in upper part of Ypresian Stage (67% up, 50.5Ma, in Ypresian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Young, J. R. (1990). Size variation of Neogene Reticulofenestra coccoliths from Indian Ocean DSDP cores. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 9: 71-86. gs V O


R. pseudoumbilicus group compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 1-3-2021

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