prolongata type

Classification: ntax_cenozoic -> Syracosphaerales -> Syracosphaeraceae -> Syracosphaera -> SY pulchra gp -> prolongata type
Sister taxa: dilatata type, noroitica type, prolongata type, pulchra type

Daughter taxa (time control age-window is: 0-800Ma)
Syracosphaera prolongata
see group diagnosis (monospecific)


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

Distinguishing features: BCs with 3 flanges and spines or bosses, CFCs spine-bearing, with bifurcate tip. XCs muroliths with spines.

Farinacci & Howe catalog pages:

Search data:
TagsLITHS: tubular,
MetricsLith size: 1.5->3µm; Coccosphere size: 10->70µm;
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


prolongata type compiled by Jeremy R. Young, Paul R. Bown, Jacqueline A. Lees viewed: 15-6-2021

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