Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Mesozoic Survivors -> Watznaueriaceae -> Tergestiella
Sister taxa: Cyclagelosphaera, Tergestiella, Watznaueria

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Tergestiella adriatica
Tergestiella species with the tube core elements forming a flat surface on the distal shield from which the inner tube elements protrude as a central cone. Pores occur both at the centre of the cone and between the tube core and distal shield elements. - Hagino et al. (2015).


Citation: Tergestiella Kamptner, 1941
Rank: Genus
Type species: Tergestiella adriatica Kamptner 1941
Synonyms: Cyclagelosphaera Noel 1965. This is a better known genus, described from the Jurassic, but the coccoliths show no significant differences (Hagino et al. 2015), some authors may however prefer to retain use of the genus Cyclagelosphaera at least for Mesozoic and Paleogene species.
Taxonomic discussion: This genus was rediscovered by Hagino et al. (2015)

Distinguishing features: Circular watznaueriacean placolith coccoliths.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages: Tergestiella + *

Search data:
TagsLITHS: placolith, circular, CA: ca_conjunct, closed,
CSPH: equant, monomorphic, CROSS-POLARS: rim-unicyclic, R-prominent,
MetricsLith size: 4.3->6.4µm; Coccosphere size: 10->12µm; Liths per sphere: 11->13
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: Total of range of species in this database
First occurrence (base): at base of Chattian Stage (0% up, 28.1Ma, in Chattian stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


Hagino, K. et al. (2015). Re-discovery of a “living fossil” coccolithophore from the coastal waters of Japan and Croatia. Marine Micropaleontology. 116(1): 28-37. gs

Kamptner, E. (1941). Die Coccolithineen der Südwestküste von Istrien. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. 51: 54-149. gs V O


Tergestiella compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 27-2-2021

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