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Citation: Syracosphaera? oneillii da Gama & Varol 2013Rank: SpeciesType specimens: Plate 1, figures 7-8, 11-12, 16, 20Type sample (& lithostrat): DSDP, Site 242-6-CC Type age (chronostrat): Zone NN9, Late MioceneStandardised type level: 123_UPPER MIOCENEType locality: Mozambique Channel, W. Indian OceanType repository: authors' collectionsRepository Country: USAFarinacci catalog page (& compiler): n/a Current citation: Syracosphaera? oneillii da Gama & Varol 2013
Original Description Diagnosis: Small elliptical coccolith consisting of a non-birefringent outer cycle and birefringent inner cycle.
Description: This elliptical coccolith is made up of two cycles of elements. The outer cycle is non-birefringent whilst the inner cycle is birefringent. No structure was observed in the central area. Examination under SEM is necessary to understand the true structure of this small species. Size: Etymology: In honour of the late Dr. Brian J. O'Neill, colleague, Shell international E&P, Houston, Texas, USA Extra details from original publication Remarks: An influx of this small species was recorded between NN7 and lower NN10 in all studied locations.
Occurrence: This species is restricted to Zones NN7-NN10 where it is in great abundance. Syracosphaera? oneillii is observed in sediments from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Gulf of Aden, West Africa, Brazil and Trinidad. Editors' Notes
da Gama, R. O. B. P. & Varol, O. (2013). New Late Oligocene to Miocene Species. Journal of Nannoplankton Research. 33(1): 1-12. gsVO
Syracosphaera oneillii: Catalog entry compiled by Jeremy Young. Viewed: 6-7-2022