Syracolithus sp. type A


Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Holococcoliths -> septate -> Syracolithus sp. type A
Sister taxa: C. leptoporus subsp. quadriperforatus HOL, S. apsteinii HOL, P. japonica HOL, S. sp. type A, S. sp. type B, S. bicorium

Taxonomy:

Citation: Syracolithus sp. type A Kleijne, 1991
Rank: type

Distinguishing features: Coccoliths with area inside tube almost filled by concentric walls, distal surface ornamented by 10-15 pyramidal bosses.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:


Phylogenetic relations: The affinities of this species are not sure, and it has not been observed by light microscopy. The structure looks similar to Zygosphaera, especially Z. marsilii, but it is monomorphic whilst Zygosphaera species all have well-differentiated CFCs, and there is no central ridge. So rather tentatively, it is left here.

Search data:
TagsLITHS: holococcolith, elliptical, CA: pores, closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic,
MetricsLith size: 0->0µm;
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:

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

Winter, A., Reiss, Z. & Luz, B. (1979). Distribution of living coccolithophore assemblages in the Gulf of Elat ('Aqaba). Marine Micropaleontology. 4: 197-223. gs

Yang, T-N., Wei, K-Y. & Gong G-C. (2001). Distribution of coccolithophorids and coccoliths in surface ocean off northeastern Taiwan. Botanical Bulletin of the Academia Sinica. 42: 287-302. 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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Syracolithus sp. type A compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 4-3-2021

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