Nannotax3 - ntax_non_cocco - Silicoflagellates


Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Silicoflagellates
Sister taxa: Haptophytes, Parmales, Silicoflagellates, scales and miscellaneous, Dinophytes, Diatoms, Zooplankton groups, Ascidian spicules, Crystals and crud, Palaeozoic nannofossils, hidden

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)Granddaughter taxa

Dictyocha fibula


Octactis pulchra


Stephanocha speculum


Rank: informal high level group
Taxonomic discussion: Silicoflagellates have a long and diverse fossil record (e.g. Perch-Nielsen 1985), at present only the extant species are included here but there is the potential to extend coverage to fossil silicoflagellates.

Catalog entries: Silicoflagellates [no catalog entry yet]



Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): within Rupelian Stage (28.09-33.89Ma, base in Rupelian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database


Perch-Nielsen, K. (1985c). Silicoflagellates. In, Bolli, H. M., Saunders, J. B. & Perch-Nielsen, K. (eds) Plankton Stratigraphy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 811-846. gs


Silicoflagellates compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 5-10-2022

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Genoveva Esteban (UK)

Stunning images. How can I use two of them in a book that I am writing? Please, could you email me so that I can give you further details? Thank you

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