Sphenolithus moriformis Bronnimann and Stradner 1960 (haptophyte alga)

Prymnesiophyceae

Alternative combination: Nannoturbella moriformis

Belongs to Sphenolithus according to K. Fujioka et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Sphenolithus abies, Sphenolithus compactus, Sphenolithus heteromorphus

Ecology: passively mobile planktonic "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ireland (1 collection)

• Miocene of Azerbaijan (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Micronesia (7), Taiwan (1), Tanzania (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of Tonga (1), United States (4: California, Georgia)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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