Catalog - Coscinosphaera <title>Catalog - Coscinosphaera


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Coscinosphaera ciliosa Stuart 1866
= Orbulina universa


Citation: Coscinosphaera Stuart 1866
Rank: Genus
Type age (chronostrat): Recent

Current identification/main database link: Orbulina d’Orbigny, 1839

Original Description

See C. ciliosa - since the genus as decribed was monotypic, no separate descrition of the genus was given



Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
Mistaken by the author for a radiolarian, the depiction of the species in the original publication shows a beautifully drawn living specimen of Orbulina universa with spines, pseudopodia and algal symbionts. [Brummer & Kucera 2022]


Brummer, G-J. A. & Kucera, M. (2022). Taxonomic review of living planktonic foraminifera. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 41: 29-74. gs V O

Stuart, A. (1866). Ueber Coscinosphaera ciliosa, eine neue Radiolarie. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 16: 328-345. gs V O


Coscinosphaera compiled by the pforams@mikrotax project team viewed: 6-2-2023

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