borealis type

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Syracosphaerales -> Syracosphaeraceae -> Syracosphaera -> SY molischii gp -> borealis type
Sister taxa: borealis type, halldalii type, molischii type, rotula type

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Syracosphaera borealis
BCs with smooth rim - axial structure prominent irregular ridge or ring; XCs smooth eliptical discs, rare
Syracosphaera exigua
BCs with node-ridge ornament; XCs ornamented elliptical discs can cover coccosphere
Syracosphaera pemmadiscus
BCs with narrow, fluted, distal flange; XCs smooth elliptical discs with parenthesis shaped openings
Syracosphaera strigilis
BCs with smooth rim - no real axial structure but irregular ring of isolated node; XCs smooth eliptical discs, with arcuate slits, rare


Citation: borealis type Young et al., 2003
Rank: species sub-group

Distinguishing features: XCs elliptical discs, with a narrow rim, central part without conical depression. CFCs not differentiated.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
MetricsLith size: 1->3µm; Coccosphere size: 6->12µm;
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 top of No known fossil record modern (100% up, 0Ma, in "Holocene" stage). Data source: Total of range of species in this database

Plot of occurrence data:


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


borealis type compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 25-7-2021

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