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Coccolithophyceae - Syracosphaerales - Rhabdosphaeraceae

Rhabdosphaera was named by Haeckel (1894). It is extant.

It was assigned to Rhabdosphaeraceae by Young and Bown (1997).

Species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1894Rhabdosphaera Haeckel
1997Rhabdosphaera Young and Bown

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phylumHaptophytaHibberd ex Cavalier-Smith 1986
orderSyracosphaeralesHay 1977

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

G. Rhabdosphaera Haeckel 1894
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitep
Environment: oceanic, oligotrophic, marine, brackishp
Locomotion: passively mobilep
Life habit: planktonicp
Depth habitat: surfacep
Diet: "photoautotroph"p
Created: 2006-10-31 06:24:05
Modified: 2006-10-31 08:24:05
Source: p = phylum
Reference: Kiessling 2003

Age range: base of the Lutetian to the top of the Ionian or 47.80000 to 0.12900 Ma

Collections (9 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (Georgia) R. sp. (4868)
Middle Eocene47.8 - 37.71USA (California) R. crebra, R. gladius, R. inflata, R. morionum, R. perionga, R. scabrosa, R. tenuis, R. truncata, R. vitrea, R. sp. (206538) R. crebra, R. gladius, R. inflata, R. morionum, R. perionga, R. tenuis, R. truncata, R. vitrea, R. sp. (206540) R. crebra, R. inflata, R. perionga, R. scabrosa, R. tenuis, R. sp. (206539)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9United Kingdom (England) R. spinula, R. tenuis, R. vitrea (86616)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Azerbaijan R. sicca, R. procera (116629)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Italy (Siena) R. sp. (45497)
Ionian (interglacial)0.774 - 0.129Italy (Apulia) R. claviger (157640)
Ionian - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.774 - 0.0117Italy (Apulia) R. claviger (157642)